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Crime and Punishment: The Collaborators – Part VII

Dear Readers: Today we will finish  our review of this piece, a transcript of an interview with Jared McBride, Lecturer in Russian and East European History at UCLA.   Where we left off, Professor McBride had discussed the volumes and … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment: The Collaborators – Part VI

Dear Readers: Continuing to review this piece, which is a transcript of an interview with Professor Jared McBride, Lecturer in Russian and East European History at UCLA.  I have not read McBride’s thesis, but, based on the things he says … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment: The Collaborators – Part V

Dear Readers: And so we have concluded the “Crime” portion of this story, for now.  We saw that the Germans had a rather sophisticated method for recruiting local collaborators to help them keep “order” and kill Jewish civilians in the … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment: The Collaborators – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today we will finish reviewing this piece, and then we shall move on to the Punishment phase of this process.  Where we left off, the German occupying government had built Auxiliary Police Units in the Ukraine (and Baltics) … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment: The Collaborators – Part III

Dear Readers: Still working through this historical piece from Russian RT.  Where we left off, historian Alexander Diukov was explaining the three principles by which the German/Nazi government picked their collaborationist cadre to help them rule over the occupied territories.  … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment: The Collaborators – Part II

Dear Readers: Still working the Crime before we get to the Punishment; continuing with this piece from Russian RT, commemorating the massacres of April 7, 1943 in Western Ukraine.  As we saw, the Nazis were highly cunning conquerors, worthy descendants … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment: The Collaborators – Part I

Dear Readers: Barely had the Soviet Union defeated Germany when the nation had to deal with the tricky issue, what to do about the traitors and collaborators?  I have stated my opinion a few times on this blog, that I … Continue reading

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