Latvia's past again in the present

  • 1999-11-04
  • By Benjamin Smith
RIGA - Latvia's attempt to put the Soviet regime on trial was met this week by a swell of local and international protest.The national director of the Anti Defamation League, a New York-based Jewish organization, resigned from the Latvian Commission of Historians on Oct. 29. In his letter to President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Abraham Foxman wrote that he was "deeply offended by the intermingling and confusion" of the Jewish Holocaust and Soviet atrocities in Latvia. Foxman cited the conviction of Soviet NKVD officer Mikhails Farbtuhs for genocide as evidence for his concerns, adding his voice ...
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