Krystyna Szypowska ... From: Lech Lesiak To: Kresy Siberia Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 2:08 PM Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Law of unintended consequences
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, Apr 26, 2005
Krystyna Szypowska ----- Original Message ----- From:
Lech Lesiak To: Kresy Siberia Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005
2:08 PM Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Law of unintended
There is an interesting thing happening in
Canada that the opponents of memorials to Soviet soldiers
Canada has laws allowing the
prosecution and deportation of war criminals. These laws were put
in largely to garner political favour with Canada's Jews who
are the most ardent supporters of such legislation. A few
people, all with Nazi connections, have actually been deported as
result of these laws.
Now the shoe is on the other foot.
Four Canadians of Jewish background have written memoirs admitting
to committing acts that one could certainly argue are war
crimes. The victims in these cases were Ukrainians, and some
Ukrainians are now lobbying to have these self-admitted war criminals
treated in the same manner as others charged under the
Jewish groups and the people who wrote of
their experiences claim extenuating circumstances. One
Montreal woman who was a doctor in the Soviet army claims the
equivalent of 'I was only following orders'.
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