Studying the atrocities committed by Germans and its European accomplices leads many surprises.
One is to see the fate of three of Estonian genocides that were judged in a trial in the URSS in
) the 19th and 20th January, 1962. Estonia
Each one followed a totally different destination
By the early 1960s, the Soviet government was pursuing Juhan Jüriste, Karl Linnas and Ervin Viks, who were accused of murdering 12,000 people in the Tartu concentration camp. A more recent estimate concluded that the number was around 3,500 people, mainly Estonian and Estonian Jews as well as some Soviet POWs and Jews from
and . Czechoslovakia
The information about them is different also, little of Jüriste, a lot of Linnas and enough of Viks.
1897- 1962 Tallin ( URSS )
He was executed by his crimes in
Linnas, as the head of the Tartu concentration camp and a member of "the Omakaitse" (or Home Guard) who ran the camps during the years of war, was convicted of supervising the execution of an estimated 12,000 civilians (including women and children) at the Tartu concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Estonia in1941 – 1944. A more recent estimate concluded that the number was around 3,500 people, mainly Estonian and Estonian Jews as well as some Soviet POWs and Jews from
and . Czechoslovakia
He fled to the
States until it was discovered and was one of the two war criminals
that were returned to the URSS for trial for their heinous crimes,
among the thousands who found refuge and protection from the government of the
(see Operation paper clip). United States
In Spanish : http://informacionporlaverdad.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/proyecto-paperclip-por-que-no-se-habla-de-los-nazis-apadrinados-por-u-s-a/
Ramsey Clark, the lawyer who defended Linnas in court, claimed that hunting Nazi war criminals was wrong on principle.
“I oppose the idea of regenerating hatreds and pursuits forty years after the fact,”
But the prosecutor responded, “The passage of time does not mitigate what they have done, and it doesn’t excuse it.”
One witness, a prisoner at the
camp, said he saw Linnas on one occasion helping a little girl onto a bus that
was leading a group of people to an execution ditch. Linnas, the witness said,
was smiling and encouraging the girl onto the vehicle. Tartu
On a different occasion, another witness said that Linnas fired his pistol into the ditch to finish off civilians.
In 1981 the
District Court in Westbury,
New York, stripped the 62-year-old Linnas of
citizenship for having lied to immigration officials thirty years earlier about
his Nazi past. Linnas's crimes, the judge said, "were such as
to offend the decency of any civilized society."
A 1986 federal appeals court upheld his deportation order, ruling that the
evidence against the defendant was "overwhelming and largely
The court decided that evidence against Linnas contained incontestable proof that he was a mass murderer. Linnas was convicted, and after several appeals the
US revoked Linnas, who was 67 years old at the
time, of his American citizenship and he was extradited to the Soviet Union.
Karl Linnas died of heart disease a few months after his arrival in a hospital in the
Soviet Union on July 2, 1987.
He was not repented of nothing
he was protected by the Australian government that denied the petition of
extradition to the URSS. Australia
He died in
I have not found , yet, a photography of this criminal, but I found a lot of evidence about the negative of the Australian government to judge him as war criminal.
An interesting link to the book Daviborshch's Cart: Narrating the Holocaust in Australian War Crimes Trials :
Link to the Australian newspaper The Age with the new of no extraditation.
- In 2002 the Government of the Republic of Estonia decided to officially commemorate the Holocaust. In the same year, theSimon Wiesenthal Center had provided the Estonian government with information on alleged Estonian war criminals, all former members of the 36th Estonian Police Battalion.
I have not information about Estonian war criminals judged by the Estonian Government and sentenced.
It isn´t surprising if we see what did the Estonian Government with another of the most wanted Estonian criminals Mikhail Gorshkow
Interpret of the Gestapo in Minsk, is considered to have been involved in the murder of nearly 3,000 men, women and children in the ghetto Slutsk . His case has parallels with Algimantas Dailide . He fled to the U.S. where he became a citizen , until in 2002 the state of Florida discovered his lies. Gorshkow then returns to Estonia.
Based on the evidence provided by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2003 , the Attorney General of Estonia opened an investigation into the alleged involvement of Gorshkow in war crimes . The investigation was closed in October 2011 for lack of evidence. Prosecutors argued that there was a possibility that there is more than one person with the surname Gorshkow to collaborate with the Nazis. When in doubt, was released , and now has 89.
- Other Nazi Estonian criminal died in Costa Rica 2010 to the age of 89 years. Their victims died 67 years before.