Herberts Cukurs - certainly guilty

  • 2005-06-15
  • By Efraim Zuroff
Anyone seeking convincing evidence that it is far preferable to prosecute Nazi war criminals rather than execute them, need only review the developments relating to Herberts Cukurs during the past year in Latvia. The former pilot who won national acclaim for his solo international flights in the '30s, but later earned ignominious notoriety as the deputy commander of the infamous Arajs Kommando, has been the beneficiary of a campaign to restore him to a place of honor in the pantheon of Latvian heroes. Under normal circumstances, such an effort would be doomed to failure, with the subject ha...
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