By 1975, he was no longer denying he had been a police officer during the Nazi occupation, and by the time of a deportation hearing in 1981, he said he had been the chief of police for the second precinct of Rezekne from 1941 until the Germans began their retreat in 1944. He also said that after several Latvian policemen were shot to death in the village of Audrini by Soviet partisans in 1941, he ordered the arrest of every man, woman and child in the village, from 200 to 300 people, under orders from his police superior.
Also under orders, he said, he ordered every house to be burned to the ground. But he said he had nothing to do with the public execution of 30 villagers in the Rezekne town square and the slaughter of the rest in a nearby woods. He said he was in church during the public execution.The deportation hearing had noted that:
A copy of a document dated December 31, 1941, which bore an indication that the original had been signed by Maikovskis's immediate supervisor, stated that "[d]uring the last six months, our work has been dominated by [inter alia ] our desire to free ourselves of Communist and Jewish leftovers...." And an SS report dated February 2, 1942, subsequent to the Audrini incident, noted:
The inhabitants of the village of Audrini are Russians--of orthodox faith--all told 48 families. Blind in their nationalism, they supported the Red Armyists 100%. In this village of Audrini there lived 5 armed Red Army men, 3 former members of the Militia, 3 prisoners of war who had escaped from prison camps, and 11 former prisoners of war.
Question for deniers: if non-Jewish children could be killed in this manner, why not Jews?