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Are There 51 Nazi War Criminals in the Baltics?

11 September 2002 RIGA, 11 September (LETA) - Only one person from Latvia has replied to the call of the Simon Wiesenthal Center to provide information on Nazi war criminals, LETA was told by Efraim Zuroff, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Israel.

Zuroff said the information related to a person now living in Sweden who is alleged to be linked with Nazi crimes. The information is to be handed over to the Prosecutor General's Office.

Overall, 17 people from the three Baltic states have come forward, giving the names of 51 people. Several of those alleged to have played a role in war crimes are now dead.

Zuroff indicated that he had expected a greater response from the Baltic countries and said that information could be sent through local Jewish communities, and not just the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Israel. Much of the information from Lithuania was first sent to the local Jewish community. Lithuanian residents have reported about 47 suspected Nazi criminals.

"Operation: Last Chance" began in July in all three Baltic countries, and offers a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of Nazi war criminals.
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