Herberts Cukurs: The Notorious ‘Butcher of Riga’ and the Assassination Plot by Nazi Hunters

Herberts Cukurs, a decorated officer in the Latvian Air Force and renowned pilot, once hailed as a national hero, would later become one of Latvia’s most reviled figures. Following the Nazi invasion and the subsequent collaboration with fascist forces, Cukurs earned the chilling nickname “The Hangman of Riga.” He was held responsible for the extermination…

Read More
Translate »