In 2008 Publishing House “Atena”, Riga has published the book ”The Gallows. On the trial of the German generals in Riga” As the author has stated in the introduction, “This book is dedicated to one of the most significant cases in the history of legal proceedings in Latvia during the 20th-century. To a court trial that drew a boundary line to an entire era. To a case that has divided nations, States and systems.” (p. 7). Dr. Hist. Grigorij Smirin discourses whether the idea was successful.