Monument to fascist Elmar Ilp unveiled in Estonia

17.08.2020, Tallinn.

The monument to the most famous “forest brother” Elmar Ilp was unveiled in the village of Luulupe on the island of Saaremaa in Estonia, ERR informed on August 17.

Apart from Ilpa, the monument bears the names of other members of the “Flying Death” squad. The squad was active in Estonia until 1950. The locals were also afraid of it.

The local speaker Henn Põlluaas opened the monument. He fully supported the actions of the nationalist squad.

Jaen Tejär, the head of the Saaremaa Association of Freedom Fighters, suggested erecting a monument to all those who fought for independence and liberation of the Baltic republics from the Soviet power.

Glorification of fascists and their accomplices, including “Forest Brothers” flourishes in modern Baltic countries. For example, in Lithuania, deputy Vyacheslav Titov was deprived of his mandate in the fall of 2019 and a criminal case was opened for the fact that he was outraged by the idea to perpetuate the memory of Adolfas Ramanauskas, who was involved in the murder of 8 thousand local residents.

The “Forest Brothers” fought against civilians; the most of their victims were ethnic Lithuanians, Latvians, and Estonians. They served in Nazi units, guard squads, and SS troops; they were responsible for the killing of Soviet prisoners of war. According to the Director of the Russian Military Historical Society Mikhail Myagkov, the “Forest Brothers” killed 80% of the Baltic States’ Jewish citizens.

 “There are terrifying numbers: for example, in Lithuania, 25 thousand people were killed or tortured to death, and these were ethnic Lithuanians. Of course, military servicemen were among those killed as well. The majority, however, approximately 80%, were civilians, including over one thousand children,” he stressed.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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