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Russian crimes against Latvians

Post by Keith Loughmiller » 22 Jun 2002 00:50

Any one interested, can find some good reading here:
http://www.latviansonline.com/forums/fo ... read=25497

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Post by Annelie » 22 Jun 2002 02:23

Mr. Loughmiller:

Thankyou, yes interesting reading.

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No problem!

Post by Keith Loughmiller » 22 Jun 2002 03:06

Glad someone else is interested in the opression of the Latvian people.
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Post by Annelie » 22 Jun 2002 03:18

Mr. Loughmiller:

I have only become aware of their plight this last year.
But, they seems to be people with strong endurance.
Sorry for this question but are you Latvian?

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Sveiks!

Post by Keith Loughmiller » 22 Jun 2002 03:21

That is Hi! in Latvian.
I am 1/2 Latvian, and my wife is 100% Latvian, and my in-laws are Latvian.
Yes, we/they are proud, and strong people.

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Post by Annelie » 22 Jun 2002 03:44

Mr. Loughmiller:


I greatly admire people whom are proud of their roots.

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Also interesting

Post by Keith Loughmiller » 22 Jun 2002 16:41

is the fact that the Latvian SS never gave up. They fought the Russians untill 1957. There were parts of the Latvian wilderness that the Russian Army refused to enter, because of the partisans.

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Re: Also interesting

Post by wildboar » 22 Jun 2002 17:03

Keith Loughmiller wrote:is the fact that the Latvian SS never gave up. They fought the Russians untill 1957. There were parts of the Latvian wilderness that the Russian Army refused to enter, because of the partisans.


Keith,
Can you provide some english web-sites on said subject.
can you provide some web-site's on soviet repression and exploitation of latvia

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Post by landserone » 22 Jun 2002 17:22

I have a question, my knowledge of Latvia and their assistance to Germany is limited. I have owned the book Latvian Legions for a number of years but have not gotten around to reading it.

I was watching a program on the Wannsee Conference. At that meeting was a SS-Sturmbannfuehrer Dr. Lange Commander of the Security Police and the SD for the General-District Latvia, as deputy of the Commander of the Security Police and the SD for the Reich Commissariat "Eastland ".

In a transcript of that meeting he talks about the 30.000 Jews he excuted in Latvia and talked about how he stood by while Latvia civilians killed in mobs. I assume that was with Jewish residents as well as comminist collaborators.

My question is what if any light can you shed on this issue.
War is an extension of state policy by other means!!

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Post by R. J. Kimmel » 22 Jun 2002 17:26

Keith... I am glad that you put this subject on the forum, not meaning any disrespect, but I am getting very tired of always hearing about the persecution of the Jews.

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Post by Annelie » 22 Jun 2002 18:09

Yes, Mr. Loughmiller please enlighten us on this subject.
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previous thread

Post by Keith Loughmiller » 22 Jun 2002 19:31

This previous thread has some of the info you are asking for.
http://thirdreichforum.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2184
As for Latvian civilains killing Jews...this is news to me. Most of the "liquidation" that took place in Latvia were by German SS (mainly Einsatzgruppen). I am sure there were Latvian SS that participated, but this is the first time I have heard of any civilians taking part?? Any leads on this, that I can read up on?
Yes, Richard Kimmel, it is good to have people know of the other people that were oppressed. All countries occupied by the Soviets were oppressed.
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I believe

Post by Keith Loughmiller » 22 Jun 2002 19:33

That Sturmbannfuehrer Dr. Lange, was German. As Lange is not a Latvian name. I will see if I can find any info on this.

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Post by landserone » 22 Jun 2002 22:15

Yes, Lange is German that correct. He was Einsatzkommando 2 in Latvia.

I have to appologize I do have an extensive book collection but that is in my home in Oregon. I have a few here and luckly I do have one covering Latvian Occupation by Germany. The book is "The Architect of Genocide, Himmler and the Final Solution.

On Pages 171 and 172 it covers the Latvian populations reactions to the German cleansing policies.

Basically it says this: Dr Franz Walter Stahlecker Commander of Einsatzgruppe A wrote of the following.
The Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were disposed toward their German Occupiers which made his task easier.
Within hours of occupation the Einsatzkommando's established native police auxiliaries.

In regard to Latvia, the Einsatzkommando upon entering the capital organized 4 - 400 man axuiliaries led by a Latvian First Lieutenant Weiss.
On July 3rd, they burned and looted all Jewish homes and Synagogues. Over 400 Jews murdered.

This is just an small piece, if I had access to my books I could do better on pulling up sourses.

I would like to say that I only bring this up to educate, I feel that the Soviets and Germans while their Ideoligy was different, their methods were very similar.

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Hey landserone

Post by Keith Loughmiller » 23 Jun 2002 02:06

You are throwing out some good info!! I would like to hear more.
I think 99% of us are here to learn more, and there is some great info being shared in this thread, and we are all learning.
Thanks,Keith

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