Whitewashing the truth

  • 2005-03-02
  • By Dr. Efraim Zuroff, the director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Israel office.
A recent article by Viesturs Sprude in Latvijas Avize, published under the title "History" on Feb. 24, talked about the liquidation 40 years ago of Herberts Cukurs by Mossad agents (the Israeli secret service). Cukurs was the deputy commandant of the Arajs Kommando and participated in the murder of tens of thousands of Latvian Jews. While Sprude acknowledged the fact that Cukurs, who had achieved fame as a daring aviator before World War II, had "sullied his reputation" by serving in the Arajs Kommando, she claimed that there was no evidence regarding his "direct participation in the execut...
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