It is bad enough having one David Irving in the world. But suddenly Eastern Europe seems to be full of them. There is a sinister trend in trying to make fascists and Nazis look good. Yes. the same fascists who clamped down on democracy, imprisoned minority rights, killed nuns such as Sister Maria(In France), burnt books, had labour camps full of Slavs and gassed millions of people.
Unfortunately during the war some Latvians, Estonians and Ukrainians joined forces with these fascists to the extent that they even joined the dreaded SS. The same SS who burnt villages, burnt villagers alive, shot people, tortured them and gassed them.
Now believe it or not, these traitors to their country have become national heroes. History is being re-written as we speak. The revisionists are showing that 'the pen is mightier than the sword'. As the following examples illustrate
A calender featuring SS Estonian recruits has become a best seller in Estonia
A portrait of Roman Shukhevych a former commander of the Nightingale SS battalion, was recently placed in Ukraine's national gallery
A Latvian History textbook for secondary school children states proudly that "The soldiers of the Latvian SS legion defended the Imperial Chancery (the building of the German government) until the end and they also defended the Directorate of Imperial Security. " This is nothing to be proud of the Imperial Chancery was the last refuge of Hitler and the Directorate was the base camp of Nazi torture.
In the case of David Irving he was eventually locked up for his revisionist views. So should the producer of the calender, the members of the Ukrainian Government who authorised the portrait, or the historian be locked up - my view is no. Why? Because I am a believer in free speech. However, they should face condemnation from their prospective governments and from the EU for being shape changers of history.