(…) while looking for the corpses of his parents in 1946 near the village of Kukas near Krustpils, [Morein] discovered in a mass grave corpses whose clothes bore French labelsKues would like his readers to believe that these were French Jews deported to the Baltic region after 1941. (He does not explain how the deaths of these Jews would support his thesis that French Jews were not being subjected to an extermination policy). However, Kues overlooks the fact that page 49 of the same book by Press cites a massacre of Jews from 1941 in the location of that grave:
At that time, all the Jews of Viesite, together with those of Jekabpils (Jakobstadt) and Nereta, were murdered by an execution squad of the Perkonkrusts in the village of KukasJekabpils was situated next to Krustpils (the towns were merged in 1962) so the Kukas action is clearly the same as that which produced the grave found by Morein in Kukas in 1946. The present location of the grave is described at this website, which provides the following account:
The cemetery contains marked mass graves and a memorial monument to the Holocaust victims. Burials at this Cemetery are indexed. The registry is located at the office of the chairman of Jekabpils Jewish community. This [is] the only Jewish cemetery which emerged in Latvia after the Second World War. In the 1950's, the old Jewish Cemetery in Krustpils (founded in the early 19th century) was liquidated, and the tombstones were transported to Asote and arranged in rows on the border of the cemetery. In 1958, the remains of Jews from Krustpils and Plavinas, killed in 1941, were reburied at this cemetery. A year later, a monument was erected.Thus the bodies found by Morein were killed in 1941 and are located today at Asote.
Kues could have saved himself immense embarrassment by checking his own source. Instead, he has shot his revisionist friends in both feet by acknowledging a mass grave that forms part of the proof of the 1941 genocide in Latvia.