The day that splits Latvian society: Josifs Korens

  • 2007-03-21
  • Interview by Talis Archdeacon
Josifs Korens is a Russian Jew living in Riga. He is one of the primary organizers of the Anti-Fascist Committee, a group founded in 2006 that organizes a rally against the celebration of Legionnaire's Day. During the interview he was assisted by Dmitry Katemirov, another prominent member of the group.What is your organization's position on Legionnaires Day?It is written that the day is a state holiday. We consider this day as a sad day for Latvia. We ask people to remember that the full name of the unit was the Latvian Legion Waffen SS. We therefore cannot consider this a day of celebrat...
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