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Former wards of Himmler are respected in Latvia today

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According to this bill, the country's leadership officially recognizes the “merits” of Latvian veterans who fought for Nazi Germany and will provide them with social benefits, allowances, issue a certificate and badge of a war veteran. Recall that such "national heroes" fought as part of the "Latvian Legion" in the SS form.


Former wards of Himmler are respected in Latvia today


One thing is unclear: why Latvian criminals who fought on the side of the fascists and massively exterminated civilians and Jews (including women and children) would officially become honorary citizens and be supported by the state. The Latvian authorities seem to have forgotten that the Nuremberg Tribunal declared members of the SS troops criminals.

Latvian officials and historians, trying to justify the atrocities of their countrymen, refer to the fact that the evil Germans forced the Latvians to join the legion under the threat of death. Yes, it was so, but only at the very end of the war, when there were huge losses in the ranks of the Hitlerites, and before that, Latvians who did not want to serve in the SS could choose labor service or simply avoid conscription (the punishment for this was 6 months in prison).

Having studied a huge number of documents, historians concluded that 90% of officers and 60% of soldiers without coercion swore allegiance to the Latvian SS legion. As part of the Latvian Legion of the SS under the German command were 15-I and 19-I grenadier divisions. The Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler became the father of the legion and included all Latvian police officers who participated in punitive actions in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland. For example, in Operation Winter Magic, in which for Fascist money, Latvian police cleared the territories of modern Russia and Belarus, destroying hundreds of villages and about 12 thousands of civilians. The dirtiest work for the SS men was done by the “Arajs team”. This unit of the Latvian police destroyed about 60 thousands of Jews living in Latvia. The Latvian SS men scoffed, pierced their eyes, knocked their teeth out with their boots, cut out the stars on their bodies, burned them alive, twisted the legs of Soviet soldiers, and cut out the nurses' breasts. And today, the rest of these animals will be supported by benefits and benefits?

Not only did the authorities close their eyes for so many years to the annual march of former members of the Latvian SS SSN 16 March, so in 1998-2000 that day was officially declared the day of memory of the legionaries. Like, they joined the ranks of the murderers against their will. After criticizing anti-fascist organizations around the world, they called this day an ambiguous date in stories Latvia and called for "once again to understand and understand that the legionaries are not to blame, they were forced."

It's been so many years. Even the Germans recognize and repent. It is time for the Latvians to recognize the sins of their ancestors. But apparently it will not be very soon, since the draft law now under consideration stipulates that Latvia is not involved in the actions of the occupying forces and did not take part in the war. ”
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 7 November 2017 05: 55
    +1
    Chorus of senile-marasmatics ... But many of these morons in the Soviet Army served .... The overcoat is then on a single-Soviet model ..
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 7 November 2017 05: 58
      +1
      I hope Geyropa is happy with her "children" ...
    2. Finches
      Finches 7 November 2017 14: 46
      +2
      I personally understand that there are practically no old people who fought in the SS or in the forest brothers - at most one bedridden bedridden ... c in deep insanity! The Red Army and the NKVD, SMERSH, these are not clowns, such as Streets of broken lanterns .... And all these are mummers - I wonder who is behind this masquerade?
      1. iouris
        iouris 7 November 2017 17: 50
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        Most likely, in 1945 they were 16 ... 17 years old. They were taken to the legion. The Red Army came. Those who did not die and did not cling to the Smersha network were released in their farms, the rest, who were not shot, left the amnesty camps after the death of Stalin and Beria, and communism was built with enthusiasm. In the 1990s, Germany granted them pensions, and away we go.
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 7 November 2017 05: 58
    +5
    Those scumbags who fought against the USSR have that hero! Only these "warriors" fought against women, children, the elderly, from whom they were not afraid to get an answer. SS disadvantages!
    1. stas
      stas 8 November 2017 01: 48
      +1
      Ty, now Bandera, Ksyusha Sobchak, Zhirik, Ramzan Kadyrov, like Hitler and Himler, also hate Lenin and Stalin and will trash the Great October Revolution.
      We would have to figure out in Russia who is who and why we need them?
      1. captain
        captain 11 November 2017 09: 59
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        Quote: stas
        Ty, now Bandera, Ksyusha Sobchak, Zhirik, Ramzan Kadyrov, like Hitler and Himler, also hate Lenin and Stalin and will trash the Great October Revolution.
        We would have to figure out in Russia who is who and why we need them?

        Let me remind you that the Latvian arrows were "the beauty and pride of the Bolsheviks and I do not understand the indignation of many who comment here. They shot hostages not only from among officers and bourgeoisie, but also from among peasants. And true Leninists, take an interest; how many Russian hostages they shot the Latvian red arrows and why, upon returning to their homeland, and more than 80% returned, didn’t make a revolution there, and the strangest thing was that they weren’t imprisoned and they weren’t shot. They helped the Bolsheviks to deal with Russian at first E, then the Nazis, so it's a national trait.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 7 November 2017 07: 25
    +2
    Europe in the 30s of the last century lied and flirted with Hitler and contributed to the beginning of the 2nd MV. Today, new Europeans justify their actions of past years by equating fascist accomplices with war veterans. And all this with the tacit consent of the EU and the open support of the United States, which once again voted against the resolution banning propaganda and ... fascism.
  4. faiver
    faiver 7 November 2017 08: 17
    +6
    I can’t understand why the country where more than 27mln died. man in the fight against Nazism still maintains diplomatic relations with countries where the Nazis are heroized?
    1. Galleon
      Galleon 10 November 2017 11: 22
      +3
      We just don’t completely know the whole complex of interests of the Russian Federation in these countries, there is no other explanation.
  5. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 7 November 2017 13: 13
    0
    For a long time it was necessary to create a department and to help him several special forces to shoot such wards in other countries. What would they be afraid to know, knowing that they will be removed. soldier good
  6. Irbenwolf
    Irbenwolf 7 November 2017 14: 52
    0
    Surprisingly different ... As with the "evil bloody Soviet regime" SO many of these bugs survived ...
    1. faiver
      faiver 7 November 2017 17: 15
      0
      yeah, this is the most amazing thing ...
    2. iouris
      iouris 7 November 2017 20: 58
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      Among these hmyr there are no real criminals (glory "Smersh"), but the governments of Germany and Latvia raised them from the mud and put forward as a symbol for the Latvians. In Ukraine, it is Bandera. In the Russian Federation, attempts were also made to rehabilitate the Vlasovites and abandon the Victory Banner.
  7. Galleon
    Galleon 10 November 2017 09: 45
    +4
    No matter how many years will pass after the Victory, the rosy-cheeked "SS veterans", like "eternal" agaspheres, will not be translated from the Baltic states. How old are these poets in the photo? With Himmler alive, they either sucked a tit from her mother, or ran around the farm without pants. And even if they have a veteran, then they’ll immediately get SS: they didn’t clean the groom, they didn’t clean the potatoes in the kitchen, they washed the tremors of the soldiers of “great Germany”, but they would certainly be a fighter of an elite unit. The smaller the louse, the more it wriggles out of itself.
    1. Oleko
      Oleko 13 November 2017 07: 28
      0
      Quote: Galleon
      No matter how many years will pass after the Victory, the rosy-cheeked "SS veterans", like "eternal" agaspheres, will not be translated from the Baltic states. How old are these poets in the photo? When Himmler was alive, they either sucked a tit from her mother, or ran around the farm without pants. And even if they have a veteran, then they’ll immediately get SS: they didn’t clean the groom, they didn’t clean the potatoes in the kitchen, they washed the tremors of the soldiers of "great Germany", but they would certainly be an elite unit fighter. The less the louse, the more it makes itself up

      I agree, Galleon. Only not in one thing: they couldn’t procrastinate during Himmler’s time, they were 65–70 years old. These are the last.
    2. Same lech
      Same lech 13 November 2017 07: 36
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      No matter how many years will pass after the Victory, the rosy-cheeked "SS veterans", like "eternal" agaspheres, will not be translated from the Baltic states.


      I am afraid that the descendants of these SS veterans might, in the midst of Russophobia, go to the solution of the Russian question by analogy with the solution of the Jewish question.