"Diena" (in Latvian); D "Neatkariga" (in Latvian): N "Tchass" (in Russian): T "Business and Baltia" (in Russian): BB "Vesti Segodnya" (in Russian): VS "Lauku Avize" (in Latvian): LA "Dienas Bizness" (in Latvian): DB "Telegraf' (in Russian): TEL
Comments and Opinions:
D" (p. 2 - "The
Comments and Opinions" page) publishes the letter of Anda Lice on Efraim Zuroff's last visit to Riga "Straight As Horse's Shaft bow". The letter says: "For many years already as if by some previously composed schedule with the clocks'
accuracy the Head of Simon Wiezenthal's Center Efraim Zuroff
comes along with his suggestions to find and judge the ones
who participated in Holocaust. His latest activities, which
border on obsession, make us think that it will never come
to the end. When everybody (who was in the age of man due
for military service during WWII) will be dead at last, "fair judge" will undertake the next generations. And he will find what to incriminate- Somebody
will look or talk wrong way, for example will tell an anecdote
about Jews. We can just guess why this ill-disposed person's
manhunt spirit operates just in one direction although a
number of other documents on crimes against mankind are accessible.
About this kind of people we say - straight as horse's shaft
bow Looking for some offenders and ignoring others, what
a strange specialty! Why? To maintain anti-Semitism and sense
of guilt in the world? To hide other crimes behind the unceasing
noise? To keep the status of humiliated nation, thus getting
moral and material satisfaction? All respect to other Jews,
who do not look for the last chance for revenge."
LA" (p.7 "'Opinion" page)
published a letter of Mr. Uldis Lasmanis, politically reprised.
Culture capital fund's grant on issue "Reprisal of totalitarian regime and its consequences in Jekabpils district..."
"What Mr. Zuroffs docs
not know or does not want to know "
Holy, fair matter - exposure of Holocaust crimes - Mr. Zuroffs
has turned into market's mime
of the times of Inquisition. During those years an Inquisitor
came to a town or village and
promised absolving the sins for betrayers or witches or sorcerers.
At the moment nobody believes in witches, and laughs about
absolving the sins - now informers get money instead of indulgences. In fact that is a stimulation
Mr. Zuroff maintains that there was no any trial against
Holocaust participant in Latvia. At last it is necessary
to oppose these lies. The proofs of those crimes are kept
in 1986. Fund of Latvian State archive.
Unfortunately, I cannot judge about soviet tribunal, action
of the courts in whole Latvia. But I can report about horror
happened to those, who participated or watched the Holocaust
in Jekabpils district, 1 can do it with full responsibility.
In total during 1944 to 1955 115 offenders were convicted
for connection to Holocaust. No one was
rehabilitated. 21 out of the said cases were connected to
the shooters themselves, others were connected indirectly. 7 out of those 115 were sentenced
to death, others were sentenced to imprisonment in camps. Maybe Western intellectuals haven't
understood yet what did mean - soviet imprisonment... "
The entire article is dedicating on the fact that many people
were illegally convicted for Nazi
crimes during soviet times and that Mr. Zuroff is hunting
already hunted criminals.