Talk:15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Latvian)

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Dubious war crimes in Poland[edit]

It is very conflicting fact about those war crimes in Poland. There is only Polish sources with no clear evidences. In Latvia none really believes them. Veterans in their memoirs claim that they passed Polish POW's to germans and they killed them. Without serious investigation it is hard to tell which was guilty.--Semigall (talk) 22:49, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

I agree. I made an edit where it is said that the crimes were possibly done by the units of SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division General Seyffard or Kampfgruppe Scgheibe, SS-Ostubaf. Later K.e.coffman deleted my sourced edit stating that is unreliable source. How about Polish sources from Soviet satellite state period? I think they are not reliable. Dukurs (talk) 10:56, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Arājs Kommando operated in Belarus after participating in the Holocaust in Latvia. I suppose they could have made it to Polish territory. However, no one in the service of the Latvian Legion/Waffen-SS has ever been accused of a war crime, they were purely a front-line combat unit under the Wehrmacht. The accusation that the Waffen-SS committed war crimes is not credible. But if you have a specific source with accusations, I'd be curious to check its origins. VєсrumЬа TALK 03:23, 21 June 2017 (UTC)