Max wrote: Once again, the Riga mass shooting on November 30, 1941 is documented in the Einsatzgruppen report Nr. 151 and Sailor has not posted anything were the B"complete unreliability" of the reports is shown.
I did not say "complete unreliability", but rather:
“serious questions raised about the accuracy of these Reports”
I was referring to an article:
Partisan War and Reprisal Killings by Rudolf/Schröder http://vho.org/VffG/1999/2/RudolfSchroeder145-153.html
[…]The first and most thorough study on this is by H. Krausnick, H.-H. Wilhelm:
Die Truppe des Weltanschauungskrieges. Die Einsatzgruppen der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD 1938-1942 (ESSD), Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart 1981.
Doubts about the Einsatztruppen Reports
One of the well known experts about Einsatzgruppen, Hans-Heinrich Wilhelm already found in 1988 that he is not sure whether the action reports, allegedly prepared by the Einsatzgruppen and sent to Berlin, and which are over and over again listed as proof for the number of murdered Jews, are correct:
“If the non-statistical area the reliability (of these reports) is not larger, which can only be backed-up through a comparison with other sources from the same region, the historical research would be well advised, to be more distrustful towards all SS-sources”
This comment came after he expressed in his first book (ESSD) some doubts about the reliability of these documents and their possible manipulations:
“Because also here several thousands of liquidated Jews were added to make the report look better, otherwise the report can hardly be justified because of the low number of partisans killed.”
At another place he notes that one of the reports was evidently manipulated by adding a zero in order to make out of a 1,134 a 11,034. Obviously the forger were interested to state a large number of victims. If the forgers were the Einsatzgruppen then it has to be assumed that Berlin wanted to see as many as possile Jews murdered. But what if someone else was the forger?
Whether Einsatzgruppen Report USSR No. 151 has be tampered with or not, I cannot say.
My point on this matter is the missing hard evidence: Where are the mass graves?
In 1996 the City of Marijampol of Lithuania decided to erect a monument in memory for the tens of thousands of Jews allegedly killed there by the Einsatzgruppen. In order to place the monument at the correct location they tried to find the exact location of the massgraves. Excavations were done at the locations as indicated by eye witnesses: Not a trace of massgraves! Further excavations in the surrounding areas discovered only untouched earth.