Sunday, 13 May 2012


Worldwide Media Coverage of the Latvian SS Veterans March in Riga, Latvia, March 16, 2012



'Never before in the history of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few'. Churchill 13.05.1945-  It seems many EU and NATO countries have forgotten this sacrifice, for if they haven't, why are SS veterans glorified in Latvia today?
A Selection of Sources
Contents:

           Recent Media Oct 2012 (3 sources)


Media List compiled by World Without Nazism and Monica Lowenberg

Edited by Sarah Cochrane and Emma Stock

11.05.2012



You can add your voice to the petition 'Stop the 16th March marches and Latvians revising history'  as of 19.01.2013 by accessing the link directly below:

1.
http://www.petitions24.com/stop_the_16_march_marches_and_latvians_revising_history



(E petition for Uk residents now closed as of 19/01/2013 .  519 votes)

Recent Media Coverage  October 2012

1.    The Jewish Chronicle   'The Little European Problem Conservatives would prefer to forget' by Martin Bright, political editor for the JC
 
2.  The Spectator  'Taking Stock of Politics After The Conferences'  by Martin Bright, political editor for the JC
 

3.  Second Generation Forum 'Latvia's Nazi Nostalgia'  by Monica Lowenberg, initiator of petition 'Stop the 16th March marches and Latvians revising history'

http://www.2gforum.org.uk/back-issues.html


4.  http://www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/comment/88135/eu-real-problem-not-latvia

EU- Real problem is not Latvia by Daniel Hannan  (British conservative MP) , 26 October 2012 published in the Jewish Chronicle and response by Monica Lowenberg published in The Jewish Chronicle, Letters section, 2 November 2012 'A Special Kind of Blindness'

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&tbo=d&biw=1024&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbnid=zT3RzTJ4W6F0KM:&imgrefurl=http://defendinghistory.com/category/human-rights&docid=D8tJJsfQ4D5gAM&imgurl=http://defendinghistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/JC-letters-by-R-Copper-D-Sumberg-M-Lowenberg-2-Nov-2012.jpg&w=1126&h=1317&ei=vTLkUJCVOZHN0AWT94Bo&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=773&vpy=104&dur=2247&hovh=243&hovw=208&tx=61&ty=265&sig=107446595997247810593&page=1&tbnh=146&tbnw=125&start=0&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0,i:106


5. DefendingHistory.com 'End of the World. And the Day After' by Monica Lowenberg, author of petition, 'HE Ambassador Asta Skaisgirytė Liauškienė, Lithuanian Ambassador London, UK: Abandon state sponsored Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Obfuscation'

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/he-ambassador-asta-skaisgirytė-liauškienė-lithuanian-ambassador-london-uk-abandon-state-sponsored-anti-semitism-and-holocaust-obfuscation

http://defendinghistory.com/monica-lowenberg-the-end-of-the-world-and-the-day-after/47547

6.  http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/2013/01/europe-democracy-or-barbarisim  Benjamin Abtan President of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement  open letter to Chancellor Merkel 'Europe: Democracy or Barbarism?' published in New Statesman  30.01.2013

7.  http://defendinghistory.com/camerons-latvian-liaison-one-womans-petition-and-one-ss-march-by-monica-lowenberg/51105#more-51105  Cameron's Latvian Liaison, One Woman's Petition and One SS March by Monica Lowenberg published in Defending History.com  15.03.2013




1“Latvian Center of Human Rights.” – Information about petitions and a collection of signatures to ban the march.
http://www.humanrights.org.lv/html/30659.html

2. “IMHOCLUB” - Latvian Nazis damage a wreath dedicated to the victims of fascism
http://imhoclub.lv/material/latishskie-nacisti-oskvernili-venok


3. “DELFI” - Alexandre Guilmant: Why are there anti-fascists?
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/versions/aleksandr-gilman-zachem-nuzhny-antifashisty.d?id=42223680

4. ‘Ves.lv” - Shocked at what he saw:  An American human rights activist speaks out
http://www.ves.lv/article/209393

5. “IMHOCLUB” – A Latvian 21st Century Nazi Calendar is being sold in bookshops across the country!

6. “IMHOCLUB” - Gomberg Vs Alekseev, two speeches
http://imhoclub.lv/material/gomberg-vs-alekseev

7. “IMHOCLUB” - My purpose was to discredit the myth about “Freedom Fighters”
http://imhoclub.lv/material/razvenchat-mif-o-borcah-za-svobodu

8. “MIXNEWS” - Anti-Fascists urge the Baltic States to think again
http://www.mixnews.lv/ru/society/news/2012-03-17/91545

9. “MIXNEWS” - Incident at Milda: Supporters of Legionaries destroy and hide a wreath dedicated to the victims of Hitler’s Nazis (VIDEO)
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.mixnews.lv/ru/exclusive/news/2012-03-16/91454

10. “Ves.lv” - "Such a picture you won’t see anywhere in Europe!"  (Taken March, 2012)
http://www.ves.lv/article/209021

11. “The Baltic Course” - Memorandum of the round table focusing on the problem of right-wing radicalism in the Baltics
http://www.baltic-course.com/rus/konferencii/?doc=54745

12. “The Baltic Course” - Daugavas Vanagi: “On March 16 we will march in Riga”
http://www.baltic-course.com/rus/pravo/?doc=54645

13. “baltijalv.lv” - Latvia could have problems with membership in the European Union
http://baltijalv.lv/news/read/18637

14. “TVNET” - The Israeli press speaks negatively about Legionnaires’ day march (video included)
http://rus.tvnet.lv/novosti/obschjestvo/195076-jevrjeyskiy_parlamjent_bjerzinsh_unizil_latviju_vidjeo

15. “partylife.lv” - Reactions from politicians and the public in response to the president of Latvia supporting fascists and the Legionnaires March in Riga

16. “The Baltic Course” - Ministry of Internal Affairs of Latvia: “The annual scenario on March 16 is unacceptable!”

17. “novonews” - International Human Rights Movement “A World Without Nazism”, urges companies to freeze business contacts with Latvia
http://novonews.tvnet.lv/novosti/politika/195567-mir_bjez_nacizma_prizval_zamorozit_djelovije_kontakti_s_latvijey

18. “telegraf.lv” - The Jewish parliament stands up against the parade of Legionnaires
http://www.telegraf.lv/news/evreiskii-parlament-protiv-parada-legionerov

19. “telegraf.lv” - Anti-fascists will appeal to the court regarding the wreath spoiled at Milda.
http://www.telegraf.lv/news/antifashisty-obratyat-sya-v-sud-za-isporchennyi-u-mildy-venok

20. “telegraf.lv” - Only 2000 marchers and 1, 200 police, photographs of the 2012 march by Valery Yegorov.
http://www.telegraf.lv/news/otzvuki-shestviya-legionerov-foto

21. “Ves.lv” - Another year, another march. Article about 2012’s Legionnaires’ March.
http://www.ves.lv/article/209015

22. “Ves.lv” - Rasnacs says: “Tatyana Zhdanok MEP should have been arrested immediately at the Monument of Freedom, Riga.”
http://www.ves.lv/article/208949

23. “Ves.lv” - Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff says the problem lies not in historical facts but how they are interpreted

http://www.ves.lv/article/208824

24. “Ves.lv” - Article on western coverage of the Legionnaires’ Day March.
http://www.ves.lv/article/209325

25. “Ves.lv” - Do you bow to executioners too?!  President states that we should bow our heads to the Waffen SS Latvian Legion. To declare them as criminals is nonsense!
http://www.ves.lv/article/207424

26. “chas.lv” - You yourself are the victims! : Blog post regarding the wreath placed to commemorate victims of Nazism that was subsequently destroyed by young Legionnaire fans
http://www.chas.lv/blog/301-blogchas/21244-sami-vy-zhertvy.html

27. “chas.lv - Nazism under a microscope: a look into Nazism in Latvia today
http://www.chas.lv/politics/314-2011-01-11-10-52-01/21183-2012-03-16-l039.html

28. “DELFI”Koren states: The president has forgotten about The Arajs Gang

http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/koren-prezident-zabyl-pro-komandu-arajsa.d?id=42169892

29. “DELFI” - Anti-fascists are willing to sue the organisers of the march of the Legionnaires

http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/antifashisty-gotovy-suditsya-s-organizatorami-shestviya-legionerov.d?id=42218606

30. “DELFI”- Video of the 16 March 2010 Legionnaires march
http://tv.delfi.lv/video/bP0kSwgj/ 

31. “DELFI” - Shpigel: “Riga’s police supported neo-Nazis!”
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/shpigel-rizhskaya-policiya-podderzhala-neonacistov.d?id=42220416

32. “DELFI” - Aboltina urged ministers to not participate in the procession on March 16 2012
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/aboltinya-prizvala-ministrov-ne-uchastvovat-v-shestvii-16-marta.d?id=42144118

33. “DELFI” - Anti-fascists prepare for an international conference

http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/antifashisty-gotovyat-mezhdunarodnuyu-konferenciyu-priedet-zuroff.d?id=42209620

34. “DELFI” - Anti-fascists: “Manifestations of Nazism are related to Russo phobia”
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/antifashisty-proyavleniya-nacizma-svyazany-s-rusofobiej.d?id=42213616

35. “DELFI” - On March 16: court allows anti-fascists to protest against march
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/16-marta-sud-razreshil-meropriyatiya-antifashistov.d?id=42202322

36. “DELFI” - Actions on March 16: three people detained
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/latvia/meropriyatiya-16-marta-zaderzhano-tri-cheloveka.d?id=42212936

37. “DELFI” - Deputies will discuss the historical significance of March 16
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/deputaty-obsudyat-istoricheskoe-znachenie-16-marta.d?id=42153840

38. “DELFI” - Photo report of March 16, 2012, Riga
http://reporter.delfi.lv/news/witness/fotoreportazh-16-marta-v-rige-glazami-ochevidca.d?id=42213848

39. “DELFI” - War veterans urged to refrain from March 16th confrontation
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/latvia/veterany-vojny-prizyvayut-vozderzhatsya-16-marta-ot-konfrontacii.d?id=42171700

40. “DELFI” - Dzintars: “March 16th—a day of national resistance and unity”

41. “DELFI” - The court allowed Freymanisa to carry out picket on March 16th
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/sud-razreshil-frejmanisu-provesti-piket-16-marta.d?id=42200886

42. “DELFI” - Alexander Gilman: Why anti-fascists are necessary
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/versions/aleksandr-gilman-zachem-nuzhny-antifashisty.d?id=42223680

43. “DELFI” - Actions passed on March 16 are surprisingly calm
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/meropriyatiya-16-marta-proshli-na-udivlenie-spokojno.d?id=42213386

44. “DELFI” - A 24 hour News feed regarding the procession of the Latvian Legionnaires, Riga, March/16/2012
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/v-rige-sostoyalos-shestvie-latyshskih-legionerov.d?id=42211722

45. “DELFI”The world without Nazism’: Latvia glorifies again the Legionnaires of the Waffen SS
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/mir-bez-nacizma-v-latvii-snova-proslavlyayut-legionerov-ss.d?id=42209494

46. “DELFI” - Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Creation of Legion — A Nazi Crime”
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/mid-sozdanie-legiona-prestuplenie-nacistov.d?id=42207212

47. “DELFI” - Huffington Post: Nazis march in Europe again!
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/huffington-post-v-evrope-snova-marshiruyut-nacisty.d?id=42206104

48.  “DELFI” - The ex-president urged ruling politicians to explain the importance of the March 16th march
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/eks-prezident-prizvala-pravyaschih-politikov-razyasnyat-miru-znachenie-16-marta.d?id=42201484

49. “DELFI” - Ombudsman: “It is not necessary to forbid the March 16th march”
http://rus.delfi.lv/news/daily/politics/ombudsmen-ne-sleduet-zapreschat-provedenie-zayavlennyh-na-16-marta-meropriyatij.d?id=42197462


50. “telegraf.lv” - Anti-fascists around the world are gathering signatures on the internet to prevent Legionnaires' march on March 16, Riga and neo-Nazis in Vilnius on March 11.
http://www.telegraf.lv/news/internet-protiv-legionerov

51. Newspaper “Vesty segodnya”







1. “petitions24” – International Petition against the 16 March Waffen SS marches

2. “direct gov” - Stop the 16 March marches and Latvians revising history! [UK PETITION]
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/27795

3.  ‘Stop The 16 March Marches in Riga.’ - Blog with all updates and plenty of information by Monica Lowenberg
http://stop16marchinriga.blogspot.com/

4.Defendinghistory.com” – Monica Lowenberg's correspondence with the ambassador of Latvia
http://defendinghistory.com/monica-lowenberg-in-dialogue-with-latvias-ambassador-to-the-uk/32025

5.  “Global Post” (UK) - Waffen SS commemoration in Riga, Latvia by Michael Goldfarb
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europe/waffen-ss-commemoration-riga-latvia

6. Global Post” (UK) –  Eastern Europe’s Hitler Nostalgia by Michael Goldfarb
www.globalpost.com/series/echoes-hitler

7. “The New Statesman” (UK) - Why does Latvia still honor the Waffen-SS? By Dr Denis MacShane MP and open letter to Dr Denis MacShane by Monica Lowenberg

8.”AJR”  (UK) http://www.ajr.org.uk/journalpdf/2012_April.pdf AJR Journal (Association of Jewish Refugees, UK), Volume 12, April 2012 page 4 'Latvia: A Personal March Through History' by Monica Lowenberg

9. “The Jewish Chronicle” (UK) - Calls to ban Baltic neo-Nazi marches by Emma Stock

10. “15min.It” (UK)- International petitions call to ban neo-Nazi marches in Latvia and Lithuania by Emma Stock
http://www.15min.lt/en/article/in-lithuania/international-petitions-call-to-ban-neo-nazi-marches-in-latvia-and-lithuania-525-202155#axzz1p2cmRIk0n

11. “The Harrow Times” (UK) Teacher fights to stop Latvian march that treats Nazi's like "heroes" by Anna Slater and Emma Stock
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/9586844.Teacher_fights_to_stop_Latvian_march_that_treats_Nazi_s_like__heroes_/r/?ref=rss

12.”This  Is Local London” (UK) Teacher fights to stop Latvian march that treats Nazi's like "heroes" by Anna Slater and Emma Stock
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/whereilive/northwest/harrow/9586844.Teacher_fights_to_stop_Latvian_march_that_treats_Nazi_s_like__heroes

13. “The Daily Mail” (UK) Russia's fury after neighbor Latvia plans to hold rally to commemorate SS by Will Stewart
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108789/Youre-trying-justify-crimes-Nazis-Russias-fury-neighbour-Latvia-plans-hold-rally-commemorate-SS.html


15.”The Guardian” (UK) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10147739 by Gary Peach

16. “The Anglo-Baltic News” (UK) - UK collecting signatures against the Latvian Legionnaires’ March http://www.anglobalticnews.co.uk/profiles/blogs/4477516:BlogPost:69010


17. “BBC” (UK) - Latvian Nazi unit veterans’ march 2010 and country profile of Latvia 2012
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8570945.stm


18. Reuters (USA/UK) – Pictures Wiesenthal Center director Zuroff attends protest against annual procession commemorating Latvian Waffen SS unit, the Legionnaires, in Riga.
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/multimedia/pictures/detail.dot?mediaInode=a4bdb6e8-2a85-410f-af71-29c98177741d


19. “The Holocaust Educational Trust” (UK) - Monica Lowenberg writes on last month’s controversial march of Latvian SS veterans
http://www.het.org.uk/index.php/blog/entry/latviau2019s-difficult-legacy?template=het_blog


20. “PCAA foundation” (UK) - Calls to ban the Baltic’s neo-Nazi marches
http://www.antisemitism.org.uk/press/press-releases/year-2012/latviamarch


22. “Hope Not Hate” (UK) - Latvian PM and Ambassador condone Waffen-SS commemoration.

23. “StopNazism.net” http://stopnazism.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/waffen-ss-legionnaires-and-march-march-16th-background/ ‘What is March 16th?’ published by Latvia without Nazism by Monica Lowenberg and Joe Koren
24. Yahoo.com - Heroes or villains? Latvian SS march angers Russians.
http://news.yahoo.com/heroes-villains-latvian-ss-march-angers-russians-194936218.html


25. “The Huffington Post” (USA) - The Nazi Resurgence in Europe: The Waffen-SS Marches Again by Richard Brodsky
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-brodsky/the-nazi-resurgence-in-europe_b_1331666.html


26. UPI - Inform Agency (USA) - Waffen SS veterans march in Riga
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/03/16/Waffen-SS-veterans-march-in-Riga/UPI-46341331930468/

27. CBS News Agency (USA) – Latvians pay annual tribute to Waffen SS by Gary Peach
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501714_162-57398741/latvians-pay-annual-tribute-to-waffen-ss-fighters/

28. “The Algemeiner Journal” (USA) Latvia Still Honors the Biggest Jew-Killing Machine in World History
http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/03/18/latvia-still-honors-the-biggest-jew-killing-machine-in-world-history/

29. “Montreal Gazette” (Canada) - Latvian SS veterans’ march sparks anger by Patrick Lannin and Aleks Tapinsh, Reuters
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Latvian+veterans+march+sparks+anger/6317342/story.html

30. “Israel National News” (Israel) - Nazi March proceeds in a generally ‘peaceful’ manner by Rachel Hirschfeld
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/153838#.T2UTnREgeSp

31.  “Our Café” (Israel) - March of the Waffen SS Legion in Riga, shocked the world!
http://nashe.orbita.co.il/blogs/worldnews/28183

32. “Die Tageszeitung Junge Welt” (Germany) - SS-tribute by law? By Frank Brendle
http://www.operationlastchance.org/LITHUANIA_35-131.htm

33. “Baltische Rundschau” (Germany) - Veterans march ended without incident
http://www.baltische-rundschau.eu/2012/03/16/veteranenmarsch-ohne-zwischenfalle-beendet/

34. “Suddeutsche Zeitung” (Germany) - Latvian SS veterans march through Riga
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/2.220/ehemalige-ns-kollaborateure-lettische-ss-veteranen-marschieren-durch-riga-1.1310836

35. “Der Standard” (Germany) - Riga bans Waffen-SS  march
http://derstandard.at/1330390591974/Riga-verbietet-Aufmarsch-der-Waffen-SS-Veteranen

36. “Der Standard” (Germany) - High numbers march with the Waffen SS veterans
http://derstandard.at/1331779852131/Hohe-Beteiligung-bei-Aufmarsch-der-Waffen-SS-Veteranen

37. “Hamburger Abendblatt” (Germany) - Parade of veterans by Gerhard Gnauck
http://www.abendblatt.de/politik/ausland/article2217992/Aufmarsch-der-Veteranen.html

38.  “Frankfurter Allgemeine Politik” (Germany) - Veterans of the Waffen SS march in Riga
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/veteranen-der-waffen-ss-in-riga-missbrauchte-lebenslaeufe-11682993.html

39. “Tagesschau.de” (Germany) - Latvian SS veterans march despite protest

40. “Spiegel” (Germany) - SS veterans march through Riga
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/0,1518,druck-821816,00.html

41. “Thoughts about Estonia. (blog)” (Germany) – Are the Veterans of the Waffen-SS freedom fighters?
http://kloty.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/veteranen-der-waffen-ss-als.html

42.Mein PolitikBlog” (Germany) - Day of collaborators
http://www.meinpolitikblog.de/tag-der-kollaborateure

43. “De Telegraaf” (Holland) – The controversial memorial march in Latvia goes ahead http://www.telegraaf.nl/buitenland/11731494/__Omstreden_mars_Letse_SS_ers__.html

44. “France Press” (France) –material published in “European Jewish Press”
http://www.ejpress.org/article/56832

45. “inform agency  RFI” - (France) - March in memory of the Latvian Waffen SS Legion
http://www.russian.rfi.fr/evropa/20120316-marsh-v-pamyat-o-latyshskom-legione-waffen-ss

46. “rubinfeld.be” (Belgium) - The march of the Latvian Waffen-SS
http://rubinfeld.be/publications/etudes/272-la-marche-des-waffen-ss-lettons

47. “eastjournal.net” (Italy) - The "Waffen SS" show in Riga by Giovanni Bensi
http://eastjournal.net/2012/03/21/lettonia-le-waffen-ss-manifestano-a-riga/

48. “Marx21.It” (Italy) – In the General Assembly of the UN, U.S. and EU countries voted against a resolution tabled by Russia, which condemns the glorification of Nazism.
http://www.marx21.it/internazionale/europa/1371-lettonia-riabilitate-e-commemorate-le-ss-e-discriminata-la-minoranza-russa.html


50. “Roma Solidarity News”News in English about European fascism and anti-Roma racism http://romasolidaritynews.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/waffen-ss-commemoration-in-riga/

51.European Center Against Racism”
http://www.icare.to/news.php?en#1500%20HONOR%20THE%20WAFFEN%20SS%20AT%20RIGA%E2%80%99S%20LIBERTY%20MONUMENT%20%28Latvia,%20eyewitness%20report/opinion%29

52.I-News.kz” (Kazakhstan) - Pro-Nazi march in Riga took place under the slogan "No Nazis!”
http://i-news.kz/news/2012/03/16/6341531.html

53. “lb.ua” (Ukraine) – Two Thousand people attend Legionnaires’ March
http://lb.ua/news/2012/03/16/141442_shestvie_legionerov_ss_rige_vishlo.html


54. Information portal for Russian community in Estonia – Eye Witness states that the Neo Nazi march in Riga was one of the most disgusting spectacles he has witnessed in his life
http://baltija.eu/news/read/23452


56.  "The Guardian" (UK)- Comment  is Free  Open letter: we are all Greek Jews



Benjamin Abtan, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Elie Wiesel, Amélie Nothomb and others call on Europe to reject the extreme right  http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/28/open-letter-greek-jews

57. Jewish News (UK) -Shoah Denial is being replaced by an illusive and delusive evil by Dovid Katz Defending History.com page 11 August 2012

 
58. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/thousands-pay-tribute-to-latvias-fallen-nazi-troops-1922388.html
Thousands pay tribute to Latvia's fallen Nazi troops

Tories' European allies back march despite protests by Jewish groups by Tony Patterson in Riga, 17 March 2010

59.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/03/latvia-far-right-nazi-links  Latvia's far right: Inconvenient truths that the Tories ignore by Peter Beaumont The Guardian  Oct 3 2009
 
 
Eastern Europe's long-buried truths
The Tories' new rightwing European allies have provoked a debate over the second world war that is long overdue by Efraim Zuroff published in The Guardian 14 October, 2009
 

Tories will come to regret Euro allies



Michal Kaminski might support Israel, but so does Nick Griffin. The Polish chief rabbi's remarks do not exculpate him
by Denis MacShane  Guardian, 30 October 2009



 
 


 1. “Rossiskaya gazeta” - Who makes heroes of Nazis in Latvia?
http://www.rg.ru/2012/03/22/latvia.html

 2.Itar-Tass” (ИТАР-ТАСС) - Moscow is offended at the Waffen SS veterans’ march in Riga

 3. “Russia Today- Riga hosts SS veteran march amid anti-fascist outcry! (With photos and videos)


4. RIA “News” РИА «Новости»- Waffen SS Veterans March in Riga

5. Nezavisimaya gazeta”«Независимая газета»- Waffen SS on the march again!


6. Inform agency «Regnum»

7. Site «Poilt.ru»- On the glorification of Nazism in Latvia - Statement by the President of International human rights movementA world without Nazism’
http://www.polit.ru/article/2012/03/20/spiegel/


8. Site of the international human rights movement «A world without Nazism»

www.stopnazism.net;


9. Newspaper “Kommersant”, «Коммерсант» Waffen SS Veterans march in Latvia on the 16 March 2012
http://www.kommersant.ru/pda/news.html?id=1895006


10. INTERFAX,  «ИНТЕРФАКС» –"Rusichi", Orthodox news agency «Russian line»- "A world without Nazism" movement calls to freeze business contacts with Latvia due to the SS Legionnaires’ March
http://www.rusichi-center.ru/e/2929435-dvizhenie-mir-bez-natsizma-prizyivaet-zamoroz;

11. Inform Agency “Rosbalt”,«Росбалт» ‘A World Without Nazism’: “Riga police supported the neo-Nazis!” http://www.rosbalt.ru/exussr/2012/03/20/959507.html

12. “Russian Observer”,«Русский Обозреватель» Facts and history regarding the Legionnaires’ Day March, Latvia

13. “NewsBalt” website: Latvian calendar which honors SS Legionnaires is released and in bookshops!

14. The first channel of Russia TV- Latvia’s Legion Remembrance Day goes ahead, despite national outcry!

15. PBK, РБК- SS Legionnaires' Day march in Riga angers Moscow’s Foreign Minister

16. Telecompany “Mir” «Мир»- Legionnaires’ Day march; Latvia is named a disgrace

17. Site «Lenta.ru»
http://lenta.ru/news/2012/03/16/legioner/- online report from Legionnaires’ Day March in Riga, Latvia



YouTube-  A selection of the main clips

 



The laying of the wreath for the victims of Nazism by:
·         Efraim Zuroff, Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (Israel),  
·         Hermann Dvorzak, leader of the European Social Forum (Austria),  
·         Monica Lowenberg , British academic and initiator of the petition
'Stop the 16 March marches and Latvians revising history' (UK),
·         Dovid Katz, ex-professor of the Vilnius University,
owner of DefendingHistory.com (USA/Lithuania), 
·         Joel Rubinfeld, president of the European Jewish Parliament (Belgium), 
·         Joseph Koren, president of the association "Latvia without Nazism" (Latvia) 
·         Helmut Scholz, EP deputy (Germany), 
·         Tatjana Ždanoka (Tatyana Zhdanok), EP deputy (Latvia)


Two Latvian young men and two Latvian young girls desecrate the wreath to the
victims of Nazism (17 mins of footage)
 
VIEWS: 17,582
Joseph Koren, president of the association "Latvia without Nazism" (Latvia) and Dr Tatjana Ždanoka (Tatyana Zhdanok), EP deputy (Latvia) try to restore the wreath to the victims of Nazism and remove the Latvian SS plaque that was placed in front.
 
VIEWS: 316
 Joseph Koren, president of the association "Latvia without Nazism" (Latvia) Dr Tatjana Ždanoka (Tatyana Zhdanok), EP deputy (Latvia) are prevented by the Latvian police from removing the Latvian SS plaque that was placed over the wreath for the victims of Nazism.


VIEWS: 172
One of the powerful voices in the small counter-demonstration at last Friday's Waffen SS celebration in central Riga was Joel Rubinfeld, co-president of the European Jewish Parliament (Brussels). 'You are here to enforce the law!' Joel Rubinfeld tells a Latvian policeman. 
 
6. Defending History.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjKZZK9k-Mo
A reporter asks Joel Rubinfeld: "What's wrong?"
VIEWS: 381
VIEWS: 27
25 minutes of coverage of the march which includes scenes showing the desecration of the wreath to the victims of Nazism; interviews with brave protesters including Janis Kuzins, (Latvia, Chairman of the Board for Associated Diversified Trade Unions); interviews with protester Kazimier Andrushkevich (Lithuania), Helmut Scholz, (Germany, MEP), Leonid Bard, (USA, America without Nazism); international round table discussion attended by the above demonstrators and including: Thilo Janssen, ( Germany, Assistant for Gabriele Zimmer MEP), Dr Valery Engel, (Latvia, Vice Chairman for World Without Nazism ,International Human Rights Movement), Artur Nevicky, ( Latvia, Chairman of Societies of National Minorities of Latvia), Algirdas Paleckis (Lithuania, Lithuania without Nazism), Masha Girshin (USA, Blue Card) and service given by Lutheran priest to SS veterans next to SS plaque and desecrated wreath to the victims of Nazism on the steps of the Monument of Freedom, central Riga, Latvia.



8.  Russia Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v98kzwJX830 A British journalist gives in English a short summary of what March 16 is in Riga for Russian Today
VIEWS: 20,899


9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXQqv1LiBro 'Have you read David Irving by the way?' asks a young Latvian man, (who claimed to be a lawyer), Monica Lowenberg and Algirdas Paleckis.
VIEWS: 140
A number of selected video clips from the march  
11. NRA.LV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-6UVNI2Or4  ‘I am a European like you’ says Joel Rubinfeld…’The days of the Third Reich are over!’
VIEWS: 85,808

 
12. Mix TV-   A man plays ‘Farewell of Slavianka’ (by composer Vasily Agapkin) during Latvian Legion Remembrance Day
VIEWS: 58,010


13.ltvzinas.lv Laying of flowers and unrest at  Freedom Monument, Riga, on Latvian Legion Remembrance Day (16 March 2012)
VIEWS: 12,592


14. Legionnaires' supporters cover wreath dedicated to “the victims of Nazism"
VIEWS: 8,637
 
15. PBK News- News report on Latvia Legionnaires March, 2012, from the anti-fascist camp
VIEWS: 10,793



16. Mix TV- Conflict between Tatyana Zhdanok MEP and Latvian youth at the Monument of Freedom, Riga, March 16, 2012
VIEWS: 5,370
 
17. NEWS REPORT: Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning the SS Legionnaires march in Riga
VIEWS: 6,472
 
18. Jewish News One- Human rights and anti-fascist groups campaign against SS Legionnaires march in Riga
VIEWS: 4,181


 
19. PBK News: Legionnaires’ March: Once again the month of March marks Latvia with one of the most controversial events in an EU country. Members of parliament and clerics support SS march
VIEWS: 3,142
 
20. Glorifying Nazis is a travesty of justice and against EU rules’, says Monica Lowenberg to press
VIEWS: 2,664


21. 1TV.RU (News Report) - President of Latvia says we should ‘bow our heads’ to the Latvian Waffen SS
VIEWS: 1,608

 
22.  PBK News 
 Joel Rubinfeld, Efraim Zuroff and Monica Lowenberg speak to press on 15.03.2012
VIEWS:1,026

23.  Russia Today

Glyn Ford, UK Labour Party, Brussels states, 'Any government that ensorses this kind of action is cause for concern'.

VIEWS: 67,740

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ-DNbz3wmA









3. http://www.imhoclub.lv/material/kalendar-21-go-veka. (Latvian calendar glorifying Latvian SS, a best seller in  2012, Latvia)


4. http://www.imhoclub.lv/material/latishskie-nacisti-oskvernili-venok/page/2 Photo account that shows at 11:35 a.m. Deputies of the Latvian Saeima (Parliament) from the ruling coalition, attending the march

5. Reuters


6. Delfi.lv images
http://foto.delfi.lv/album/101294/


7. Telegraf (Riga) images

 Front cover news 24 and 25 February 2012











1. Feb 2012 by World Without Nazism-International Human Rights Movement Monitoring the social foundations of the revival of Nazi Sentiment, Xenophobia and Extremism
http://stopnazism.net/?page_id=231



2.Report on Latvia by the ECRI (European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance)


In the framework of its statutory activities, ECRI conducts country-by-country monitoring work, which analyses the situation in each of the member States regarding racism and intolerance and draws up suggestions and proposals for dealing with the problems identified. In the report on Latvia published on February 21, 2012 ECRI expresses concern as regards the authorisation of certain public events to commemorate two incidents and the authorities’ reaction in this connection. As concerns the first incident, every year, on 16 March, a gathering commemorating soldiers who fought in a Latvian unit of the Waffen SS is held in the centre of Riga. In this connection, ECRI regrets that, in spring 2010, an administrative district court overruled a decision of the Riga City Council 27 prohibiting this march. Moreover, ECRI is concerned that the speaker of the Latvian Parliament allegedly publicly expressed regret for the formal prohibition of this event and that certain MPs have voted for the restoration of March 16 as day of remembrance.

3.Anti-Racism statement concerning Waffen SS  march 2012
http://antirasizm.ru/index.php/englishnews/571-statement-in-connection-with-march-of-waffen-ss-veterans-that-took-place-in-riga



4.Report by Dr Gregor Gysi of  Die Linke to the Bundestag 24.04.2012

5.  World Without Nazism- Waffen SS veterans are glorifed in Latvian Kindergartens
http://stopnazism.net/?p=3238



You can add your voice to the petition 'Stop the 16th March marches and Latvians revising history'  as of 19.01.2013 by accessing the link directly below:


1. http://www.petitions24.com/stop_the_16_march_marches_and_latvians_revising_history

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