The Legacy of Occupations

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Friday, Aug. 2, 2002
Authorities in the Estonian town of Parnu took down a memorial to Estonian World War II soldiers just days before it was to be unveiled. Representatives of the 4,000 war veterans who donated money for the monument will now meet to consider demands that the text and the bas relief must be changed before it can be erected. The monument featured a Nazi Waffen SS soldier with an Estonian flag on his sleeve and was inscribed "To all Estonian soldiers who fell for their homeland and for a free Europe in the 1940-1945 war of...