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The Moscow Tribune
Friday, July 26, 2002


David Irving comments:

This is from an English language newspaper, printed in Moscow.

The Estonians know that it was the Jews who were involved in many of the atrocities that occurred in their country during the war, and by having this published, others may learn of the Jewish nature of Communism.

See too the recently posted article by Andras Mink on my book on the Hungarian uprising of 1956, which had jewish secret police activities as its trigger-point.

Hitlers War (1991)

In Hitler's War I hinted at the origins of the purge of the Baltic region's Jews that actually preceded the Nazi invasion of June 1941.

In some regions, particularly the Baltic countries, the 'Jewish problem' had solved itself. The natives had already taken primitive revenge for 'Jewish excesses' after the Soviet invasion of Lithuania in 1940. (Hitler was informed that the Red Army's 'Jewish commissars' had rounded up the local businessmen one morning and shot them.) Now that the boot was on the other foot, the Latvians and Lithuanians had begun to liquidate every Jew they could lay hands on. Leeb's army group brought these pogroms to the attention of Hitler's headquarters on July 5; Colonel Schmundt replied that the German troops were not to intervene -- it was 'a necessary mopping-up operation.' Visiting Kovno (Kaunas) a few days later Otto Bräutigam was sufficiently disturbed to write in his diary, on July 11: 'While we turn a blind eye the Lithuanian auxiliary police is carrying out numerous pogroms against the Jews.'

Estonia Offers Reward For Justice

Tallinn (AFP) -- An Estonian man has offered a reward for $20,000 for information on Jewish officers of the Soviet KGB involved in repression against Estonians, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

"For my part, I'm offering 20,000 US dollars to everyone whose honest confession brings about a fair court's verdict of guilty on criminals of the Jewish nationality who while serving in Soviet repressive bodies in the 1940s committed genocidal crimes in Estonia," Heiki Kortsparn was quoted as saying in the weekly Kesknadal.

The offer follows a $10,000 reward announced last week by the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre for information on residents in the three Baltic states who collaborated with the Nazis in the holocaust.

The $20,000 reward offer was published in a letter to the editor of the newspaper of Estonia's Centrist Party, which is in a two-party coalition government, but the party has not discussed the issue.

"We've published all sorts of letters representing all sorts of views. The party doesn't discuss all letters before publishing them." Kesknadal's editor-in-chief, Heamar Lenk said.

The Soviets deported over 30,000 Estonians to Siberia when they took over the country at the outset and after World War II. Many of the deported Estonian citizens suffered from disease and deprivation and died from the inhumane conditions.

Estonia prosecutors have brought cases for crimes against humanity against several ex-KGB officers for their involvement in the deportations.

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