Neo-nazism in Georgia

This video says about itself:

An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Nazi Holocaust

A film the British Government deemed too grisly for release after World War II – has received its public debut on British television. Fifteen minutes of the black-and- white film, which was shot by the armed forces after the war, were televised Tuesday night by the Independent Television News.

From the Georgian International Media Centre:

Party “employee” distributes Nazi propaganda

April 25, 2010 by georgiamedia

Lado Sadgobelashvili, who claims on his facebook page to be an employee of Freedom (“tavisupleba”) party – which is led by Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, son of Georgia’s first president Zviad Gamsakhurdia – has been distributing pro-Nazi propaganda on his Facebook page …

Amongst the various materials he has posted to his web page is a video that highlights the collaborationist “Georgien Legion“.

For every one Georgian who served with the Germans during the Second World War around twenty-five fought against the Nazis, who invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. Georgian and other Caucasian troops were essential in halting the German advance on Grozny and Baku in late summer and autumn 1942, so helping create the conditions that led to the Nazi’s catastrophic defeat at Stalingrad. It is generally believed that no Nazi troops made it to Georgia, staying on the other side of the Caucasus ridge.

Susa, directed by Rusudan Pirveli and written by Giorgi Chalauri, comes from Georgia, the former Soviet Republic. The title character (played by Avtandil Tetradze) is an 11- or 12-year-old boy living in bad conditions, somewhere outside the capital city of Tbilisi: here.

The Holocaust in Lithuania: One man’s crusade to bring justice: here.

4 thoughts on “Neo-nazism in Georgia

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    A council spokesman said the statue will be replaced with a monument to the “lost heroes who were killed in war against Russia in August of 2008.”

    Many Gori residents are fiercely proud of Stalin and have opposed plans to remove the six-metre statue from the town’s central square, where it has stood since the early 1950s.


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    Georgia has complained to the International Court of Justice of murder, displacement and routine discrimination of ethnic Georgians by Russian authorities and the pro-Kremlin authorities in the breakaway republics.

    Russia argued that the court has no jurisdiction to hear Georgia’s case since no dispute had previously existed. It said Georgia had never claimed discrimination until its Nato-backed forces were roundly defeated in the five-day war in August 2008.


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