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Author Plavnieks, Richards Olafs,
Title Nazi collaborators on trial during the Cold War : Viktors Arajs and the Latvian Auxiliary security police / Richards Plavnieks.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Author Plavnieks, Richards Olafs,
Series The Holocaust and its contexts
Holocaust and its contexts.
Subject Arajs, Viktors, 1910-1988 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Araja komanda.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Latvia.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Latvia.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Latvia.
War crime trials -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Auxiliary police -- Latvia.
Cold War.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The Latvian Auxiliary Security Police and Cold War justice -- Wartime Latvia : Viktors Arajs, hell's plowman -- The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics : justice behind propaganda -- West Germany : the pursuit, prosecution, and punishment of "the chief" himself -- East Germany : an elaboratley squandered opportunity -- The United States : perjury, the public and the passport -- Conclusion: Justice for some, the truth for all of us.
Summary This title is a study of the legal reckoning with the crimes of the Latvian Auxiliary Security Police and its political dimensions in the Soviet Union, West and East Germany, and the United States in the context of the Cold War. Decades of work by prosecutors have established the facts of Latvian collaboration with the Nazis during the Holocaust. No group made a deeper mark in the annals of atrocity than the men of the so-called 'Arajs Kommando' and their leader, Viktors Arajs, who killed tens of thousands of Jews on Latvian soil and participated in every aspect of the 'Holocaust by Bullets.' This study also has significance for coming to terms with Latvia's encounter with Nazism - a process that was stunted and distorted by Latvia's domination by the USSR until 1991.
ISBN 9783319576725 (electronic bk.)
3319576720 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1004353223
Additional Format Print version: Plavnieks, Richards Olafs. Nazi collaborators on trial during the Cold War. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 9783319576718 3319576712 (OCoLC)981117835

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