A NATO film glorifies the Baltic Nazi collaborators known as…

Summary

A NATO film glorifies the Baltic Nazi collaborators known as the ‘Forest Brothers’.

Disproof

No evidence given. Nato video exists bit.ly/2tm5Jmr, , but Forest Brothers were Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian partisans who fought against Soviet rule during the Soviet invasion and occupation during and after the World War II. In the early 1950's, the Soviet forces had eradicated most of the partisan resistance in the Baltic States. Soviet authorities offered Forest Brothers an amnesty after Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Further reading on the Forest Brothers: bit.ly/2vC2qZW, , bit.ly/2tGyRVI,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 77
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania
  • Keywords: WWII, NATO, Nazi/Fascist, Baltic states
  • Outlet: rt.com
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