So many people affected on all sides. What I try to do with my posting is reveal facts that have been hidden from the public by global governments so that people can find out the truth about the wars and make informed decisions based upon such. During WW2 millions of people were, like the woman in your book, caught between a rock and a hard place. Its worth mentioning that Latvia also had a Waffen SS division and they were heavily instrumental in the siege of Soviet cities that led to the deaths of millions of people.
2nd Latvian SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant derr Waffen- Led by SS Bruno Streckenbach
Unfortunately, the eastern European Waffen SS divisions are often covered up in western history because they don't fit the narrative related to post war Soviet occupation. Other countries with their own Waffen SS Divisions included Estonia, Croatia, Albania, Hungary, Slovenia, Belarussia, Romania, Bosnia and from the western European countries, French, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Netherlands, Flanders, Italian, Dutch, Wallonian volunteer battalions.