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Russian Skinheads Finally Jailed

During the existence of the Soviet Union, thousands of black skinned students were brought to Russia in an attempt to prove communism did not harbor hatred toward those with black skin as was the case in America. Unfortunately, those students encountered hate from ordinary Russians who simply did not treat those with dark skins as equal to them. The hate of Russians toward darker skinned immigrants has been highlighted by the trial of a gang of skinhead teenagers who killed 20 migrant workers and attempted to kill twelve others. The police did not catch up to the gang until they captured two who boasted of their killing spree toward Tajik workers and Chinese migrants and others who only crime was having a dark skin.

There is no doubt racist violence is on the rise in Russia and it is hardly one of the more important concerns of Vladmir Putin. Human right groups believe the police are not that interested in crimes against poor migrants. The skinheads adhere to Nazi ideas even though Nazism was responsible for the deaths of over 30 million Russians. One can only wonder if
Russian schools teach about the past and about the need to respect those who might differ in skin color or views.

Czech Republic Urges Creating Totalitarian Institute

The famous French author, Albert Camus, once said to have lived in Europe during the 20th century was to have experienced every form of totalitarianism known to humanity. The Czech Republic is urging the European Union to establish a new body whose task would be the study of authoritarianism as it has impacted Europe and the world. Pavel Zacek, from the Prague-based Institute for Totalitarian Studies, hopes “the institution could cover our totalitarian past from Portugal through Greece to the Baltic States.” The Czech Republic experienced both a Nazi occupation and after being liberated control by the Communist Soviet Union. Its leaders are urging creation of a day of remembrance on August 23 in order to have the contemporary world recall what happened under Nazism and Communism.

As the world recedes from the dark days of Nazism and Communism, younger people have less and less understanding of what happened in Europe and the world. Perhaps, remembering the past will aid in avoiding in the present what once occurred.

Russian Skinheads Suspected In 21 Killings

During World War II, the Soviet Union was invaded by Nazi Germany which resulted in the death of over 25 million Russians, but, for some inexplicable reason, many young Russians appear to have a fascination with Nazism in the first decade of the 21st century. There are thousands of skinheads who wear Nazi regalia and ape the racism of those who killed their grandparents. A group of skinheads in Russia have been implicated in the murder of at least 21 people of various ethnic backgrounds. They are currently charged with the murder of two Uzbek citizens in Moscow, but the investigation appears to have found links between this group of skinheads and the killing of 19 other “individuals with non-Slavic appearances.”

After the skinheads were arrested some of them began confessing to the murder of other people who are from non-Russian backgrounds. They boasted to investigators they murdered a Kazakh man and proceeded to chop up his body and bury them in the courtyard of the apartment building.

An outsider can only suspect the Russian education system has failed to offer students awareness of the dangers of Nazism and the impact of the German invasion on the Russian people. There apparently is a serous void among Russian youth in understanding the brutality of Nazism in their own country.

Springtime For Nazism According To Eva Herman

German TV presenter, Eva Herman, who was fired for making pro-Nazi remarks, continues her battle to defend the bright side of Nazism. She was fired for stating that while Hitler did gruesome things, people forget the good side of Nazism, ‘there was at the time something good, and that is the values, that is the children, that is the family, that is a togetherness– it was all abolished.” She argues if you can’t discuss the good side of Nazism then you can’t comment on the autobahn which was built during that era. Herman recently appeared at a conservative German Catholic Forum where she received applause and was hailed as a “martyr in the battle for marriage, family, and children.”

Ms. Herman is merely displaying her ignorance of Nazism when she claims it was a good time for children, family values and togetherness. Children attended schools where they were indoctrinated in hatred and to love violence. Thousands of teenagers gave their lives for Hitler who wanted them to die for the glory of Germany. Adolescents attended camps where free love was encouraged in order to produce babies for the armed forces. Perhaps, Herman believes family values are strengthened by having children inform on their parents which they were urged to do by teachers. Her comments are ludicrous and it is shameful that a Catholic organization is supporting a woman who praises a regime that imprisoned hundreds of priests in concentration camps.