Monument to Nazism victims is desecrated in Estonia
Monument to Nazism victims in Kalevi Liyva, erected in place of mass executions of Soviet prisoners of war and Jews during WWII, is desecrated in Estonia, on April 12, a REGNUM correspondent was informed at Estonian Anti-Fascist Committee. Unknown persons left big amount of faeces on foundation of monument with David star. Committee’s activists recorded the desecration and put the monument into appropriate order.
On April 12, the US Embassy to Estonia, with which assistance the monument was erected, and in particular Secretary of the Embassy Philip Mustonen, was informed about the accident.
It should be reminded, on April 11, International Day of Victims of Nazi Concentration Camps was commemorated. More than 20 concentration camps existed during German occupation in Estonia in 1941-1945, where more than 15,000 Soviet servicemen, more than 5,000 Jews, several thousands of Estonians, Gypsies, and representatives of other nations died. No republican newspaper in Estonian devoted its materials to the Day. The Museum of Estonian occupation did not react to the Memorial Day of Victims of Nazi Concentration Camps too.
In August 2004, the US Embassy pressed the Estonian government and contributed to dismantling of monument to Estonians, fought in German army, known as Likhula Monster. The monument was moved into territory of military equipment museum, situated near Tallinn.
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