Ethical conundrum

  • 2006-12-20
  • Andris
In response to Freddy of the U.K.'s letter "Shame on you Latvia," in which he condemns the Latvian parliament for deciding not to compensate individuals who had their property stolen in Latvia by German NAZI occupiers, by what logic are Latvians responsible for the loss of property during an occupation by a foreign power?

How could Latvia be held ethically responsible for the actions of foreign powers that occupied it with brute force?
What are the "simple ethical principles" that leads Freddy to his bizarre conclusions?
Surely the victims should approach the German government regarding any property stolen by Germans from Latvia in WWII, what is it about a brutal occupation by an aggressive foreign power that Eddie does not understand?


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