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Propaganda of Ethnic Hate in 1941

Print Propaganda—Membership and Structure of Press

The central and most important newspaper of the occupation was Tēvija, published by Kreišmanis and edited by a series of editors beginning with Arturs Kroders, and then Andrejs Rudzis, Paulis Kovaļevskis, and Arturs Strautmanis. The provincial newspapers were also directed by the SD overseers. Since the local papers during the occupation had numerous changes in name and editors, the following enumeration consists only of those as they existed in 1941.

  • Nacionālā Zemgale, publisher and editor Mārtiņš Vagulāns;
  • Bauskas vēstnesis, editor Mārtīņš Íimiņš;
  • Ventas Balss, publisher A. Beķeris, editor A. Cīrulis;
  • Smiltenietis, editor, F. Pomelnieks;
  • Talsu vārds, editor, Aleksandrs Jansons;
  • Tālavietis, editor, Jānis Vesets;
  • Malienas ziņas, editor Edgars Stolbovs;
  • Ludzas vēstnesis, editor P. Grīnvalds;
  • Tukuma ziņās, editor Gustavs Grīnbergs;
  • Daugavpils latviešu avīze, editor Roberts Obrams;
  • Daugavas vēstnesis, editor, Alberts Zembergs;
  • Cēsu vēstis, editor Arvīds Pankulis;
  • Taisnā vaga, editor Mārtiņš Vagulāns, Jānis Grīnblats;
  • Zemgale, publisher Valdis Jursons, editor Andrejs Mazversītis;
  • Sporta pasaule, publisher and editor Nikolajs Seglenieks; and
  • Jēkabpils vēstnesis, editor Alfreds Ozols.

Among the writers that contributed anti-Semitic writings in the central and provincial press, in addition to the editors already named, were Raimonds Čaks, Ādolfs Šilde, Teodors Zeltiņš, Harijs Maldonis, Velta Maldone, Kārlis Ķezbers, Dr. ing. Jēkabs Vītols, Augusts Bročs, Pēters Iklāvs, Imants Ilmājs, Kaspars Mežods, A. Silarājs, J. Zalcmanis, Jēkabs Kalniņš, Feliks Bīviņš, Arnolds Šmits, F. Pomelnieks, Jānis Grīnblats, A. Vilde, Arnolds Strautnieks, A. Elgüts, Olģerts Liepiņš, E. Sarkanbārdis, Viktors Šteinbergs, J. Martinsons, E. Lauva, and others.

 
   
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