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Estonia’s Last “Knight’s Cross” Waffen SS Man Gets Full-Honors Military Funeral



by Leena Hietanen and Petri Krohn

The last Estonian SS veteran to have been awarded the Nazis’ Knight’s Cross, Harald Nugiseks, was buried in Estonia with full military honors on Friday 10 January 2014.

Military funeral with full honors for the Waffen SS veteran. Photo: Rauno Volmar in Delfi.ee.

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Estonian Defense Ministry Denies Glorifying Nazi Collaborators, but Statement Fails to Mention Country’s Waffen SS


At a recent Waffen SS celebration in Estonia

In the face of mounting Western concern, the Estonian Ministry of Defense issued a statement on 5 January 2012 refuting a 27 (/28) December 2011 Delfi news portal story that reported on Russian Federation criticism, among other things, of the Baltic states’ policies of honoring their countries’ Nazi collaborator forces and militias.

The Defense Ministry’s refutation declares that “the government of the Republic of Estonia has not drafted nor will it draft something as absurd as a bill that would allow for honors to be given to Nazi collaborators.”

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