L. Other areas – The Jewish community 24. There have been some instances of desecration of Jewish graves, anti-Semitic inscriptions on Jewish public buildings, bomb explosions and disturbing anti-Semitic statements in the press, particularly in right-wing youth papers. Such instances were publicly condemned in the press and, in some cases, prosecutions were initiated, but no convictions were obtained. Taking … Continue reading "ECRI 1st report on Latvia (excerpt on Anti-Semitism), 1999"
In 1998, false information is being disseminated in the global mass media, as well as to the foreign governments and international organisations, stating that Latvian legionnaires who fought in the German armed forces against the USSR in World War II were supporters of Hitler’s regime. In the name of historical truth and to honour the … Continue reading "Declaration on Latvian Legionnaires in World War II, 1998"