Disinfo: During World War II, most of the Baltic Forest Brothers…

Summary

During World War II, most of the Baltic Forest Brothers were members of Waffen-SS. They are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews. They are responsible for killing 80 % of the Jewish population in Baltic states.

Disproof

No evidence given. 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: 16/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania
  • Keywords: Jews, WWII, NATO, Baltic states
  • Outlet: Vesti nedeli @ Rossiya 1
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Disproof

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