Category talk:Estonian collaborators with Nazi Germany

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The category lists subjects that do not belong here[edit]

The SS formatios listed here do not belong to that list, as compulsory service cannot be considered collaborationism. The unit was not voluntary but conscripted in general mobilisation under a threat of punishment. A fortiori, collaborationism is treason of cooperation with enemy forces. Germany and Estonia were not enemies at the time. The Baltic SS formations were conscripted in general mobilisations, as stated by a message from the U.S. High Commission in Germany (HICOG), signed by John J. McCloy to the Secretary of State on 13 April, 1950, clarifying the US position on the Baltic Legions: they were not to be seen as "movements," "volunteer," or "SS." According to the verdicts of the Nuremberg Trials, conscripts were excluded from any criminal charges. A fortiori, companies formed of Estonian SS units provided guards for the accused Nazi war criminals, the Nuremberg International Tribunal courthouse, the various depots and residences of US officers and prosecutors connected with the trial. --Jaan Pärn (talk) 21:01, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

See centralized disrussion in Talk:3rd Estonian SS Volunteer Brigade#'Nazi collaborators' category. Timurite (talk) 17:22, 29 March 2010 (UTC)