03. 10. 2017 neweasterneurope.eu
Breaking the comfortable silence on the Holocaust

What makes Rūta Vanagaitė’s Ours (Mūsiškiai) very different from all other Lithuanian books on the Holocaust is that it was from the start written as a bestseller more...


28. 09. 2017 jpost.com
Why Naujaneriai is also important

Among the victims were 512 men, 744 women and 511 children, who were buried in a grave some 20-meters long and 2-meters wide more...


15. 16. 2017 newsru.co.il
Рута Ванагайте, автор книги "Наши": про убийц, праведников и евреев. Интервью

За последние месяцы литовский театральный критик, писатель, журналист Рута Ванагайте – автор вышедшей в прошлом году книги "Наши" ("Mūsiškiai") об участии литовцев в массовых убийствах евреев во время Холокоста, ставшей бестселлером, но вызвавшей крайне противоречивую и порой враждебную реакцию в Литве – несколько раз приезжала в Израиль и выступала перед израильтянами more...


28. 11. 2016 jpost.com
More work to do on Holocaust in Lithuania

In all these cases, the government continues to fail to perform one of its most elementary duties: to respect the victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania, many of whom were murdered by Lithuanians more...


06. 10. 2016 >talkradio.co.uk
The Nazi hunter: Holocaust collaborators can no longer be excused

This summer and autumn, we mark the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the systematic murder of European Jewry by the Nazis and their local collaborators in the areas which were then part of the Soviet Union more...


29. 09. 2016 >savj.org
When will Lithuania’s government face the truth about the Holocaust?

(JTA) — Residents of Vilna (Vilnius), Lithuania’s capital, had their pick of two events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Holocaust held this year on Sept. 23, their country’s official Shoah memorial day more...


26. 09. 2016 jpost.com
Jewish Holocaust victims were neighbors and fellow citizens

The project is based on the fact that there are 227 Holocaust mass murder sites in Lithuania scattered all across the country more...


09. 09. 2016 defendinghistory.com
My Take On Malát

The year 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the genocide of the Jews of the Lithuanian shtetls, the smaller towns, villages and countryside, in fact, a solid majority of Lithuanian Jewry (with a smaller component being kept alive in four cities for slave labor and rolling annihilation over the remaining years of the Holocaust) more...


31. 08. 2016 jpost.com
Hope for change in Lithuania

Let us all hope that the new spirit on display in Moletai will mark the beginning of a new era in Lithuania more...


02. 08. 2016 en.delfi.lt
Sergey Kanovich: On protecting anti-Semites

Recently, members of the Vilnius City Street, Monument and Plaque Names Commission considered several different issues more...


15. 02. 2016 jpost.com
Lithuania must confront its past at Kaunas march

Until now, the glorification of the Lithuanian heroes who had played a role in Holocaust crimes was only one of several themes featured at the marches. more...


02. 03. 2015 defendinghistory.com
Translation of a Yiddish Correspondence: The Vilna Holocaust Survivor and the Director of Yivo

September 2014 at Ponár, the mass muder site of Vilna Jewry: Three representatives of the controversial state sponsored commission on Nazi and Soviet crimes pay respects in unison: (from left): Dr. Jonathan Brent, Emanuelis Zingeris, Ronaldas Račinskas. Photo: Defending History. more...


15. 02. 2015 i24news.tv
Four Baltic marches, one dangerous racist trend

This coming week will see the opening of what I refer to as "Baltic Neo-Nazi/Ultranationalist March Month." Within exactly 29 days, four such marches will take place in the capital cities of the Baltic European Union members - Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. more...


22. 01. 2015 thejc.com
'Double Genocide' has become the deadliest form of denial

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches amid a disturbing new cover-up of Holocaust history.”more...


Fall 2014 jewishreviewofbooks.com
What We Talk About When We Talk About Stepan Bandera: A Rejoinder to Dovid Katz

Dovid Katz has had a long and distinguished career in reestablishing Jewish learning and Yiddishkeit in Lithuania and in fighting Shoah revisionism and denial across Eastern Europe. He deserves ample credit for both, so it is especially disappointing when he adopts, in his response to my article, the position that his—and our—enemies are his friends. “In other words,” he writes, “when it comes to the basic ethical issue of how we think about the Nazis and their local reliable killers, the bad guys are the good guys and the good guys are the bad guys.” Vladimir Putin, his allies in the Baltic states, and the eastern Ukrainian separatists are the “the good guys” in their rejection of an anti-Semitic Nazi collaborationist past, while the Ukrainian nationalists are “the bad guys.”more...


Fall 2014 jewishreviewofbooks.com
Poland Is Not Ukraine: A Response to Konstanty Gebert’s “The Ukrainian Question”

Konstanty Gebert, a hero of Poland’s Solidarity period and more recently of the movement to reinvigorate Jewish life in the country, presents a stark alternative in “The Ukrainian Question” (Summer 2014) that few others have dared to spell out:
Are Jewish interests and values better served by the emergence of a democratic independent state, even if it is steeped in nationalist ideology? Or are they better served by the triumph of Russian regional imperialism, even if it is tempered by a demonstrated opposition to anti-Semitism? more...


27. 06. 2014 lithuaniatribune.com
Book review: The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police

The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police, “By Anonymous Members of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police,” translated and edited by Samuel Schalkowsky, with an introduction by Samuel Kassow (Indiana University Press, in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Bloomington: 2014). more...


20. 03. 2014 jig.ru‏‏
Об отношении литовцев к Холокосту

Недавно произошли три события, которые отражают амбивалентность современной еврейской жизни в странах Прибалтики и, в частности, в Литве – самой большой из трех новых прибалтийских демократий. more...


14. 03. 2014 thejc.com‏‏
Vilnius, March 11: my date with raw hate

March 11 is the day Lithuanian independence was restored in 1990, with the Soviet Union on the brink of collapse. more...


11. 03. 2014 huffingtonpost.co.uk‏‏
A Wake-up Call to Lithuania and Brussels to the Growth of Fascist Ideology and Anti-Semitism

This morning I woke up to a brilliantly sunny day here in Vilnius, Lithuania, and for the first time I can remember, I cursed the good weather. more...


13. 02. 2014 algemeiner.com‏‏
YIVO, Lithuania, and Lies About the Holocaust

Nobody could love or respect the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research more than I do. It was founded as the Yiddish Scientific Institute in Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania) in 1925. YIVO remains a symbol for all who cherish our Yiddish heritage and, now, its last prewar survivors. more...


17. 11. 2013 defendinghistory.com‏‏
Forget Me Knot

In an attempt to maintain their reputation as the most anti-Semitic major newspaper in Lithuania, the editors at Respublika have fired a new salvo in their information war against the international forces of Communist Zionism with a straw-man argument designed to rehabilitate the swastika as a Lithuanian cultural heritage symbol. more...


01. 11. 2013 defendinghistory.com‏‏
Chersonski Replies to Aleksandravičius on the 2012 Kaunas Reburial of the 1941 Nazi Puppet Prime Minister

In May 2012 solemn funeral events were held in Kaunas: the ashes of the interim prime minister of the Provisional Government of Lithuania (hereinafter PG) Juozas Ambrazevičius-Brazaitis were transferred from the state of Connecticut in the United States, where he was buried in 1974, to Kaunas, the former temporary capital of Lithuania. more...


31. 08. 2013 Braine-l'Alleud/Belgium‏‏
NEVER HAVE SO MANY OWED SO MUCH TO SO FEW

Recently I went on a city trip to Vilnius in Lithuania.  As I am accustomed to, I visited different museums where the memory of the victims of the Holocaust is kept alive. more...


06. 06. 2013 defendinghistory.com‏‏
The Unwritten Biography of Jonas Žemaitis: A Tale of Twists and Turns

The modern Republic of Lithuania has been creating a cult of the partisans. more...


21. 05. 2013 jpost.com
How not to fight anti-Semitism
Since 2007, I have actively participated in all three global forums held in Jerusalem to combat anti- Semitism. more...

10. 04. 2013 defendinghistory.com
In Obeliai (Abél) and Rokiškis (Rákishok): More State-Sponsored Glorification of Nazi Collaborators
Years ago, when I first started doubting the veracity of certain propaganda intended to diminish the culpability of local forces in the Holocaust, I interviewed an elderly woman who was an eye-witness to what happened in late June of 1941 in Rokiškis (in Yiddish: Rákishok) in northern (or northeastern) Lithuania.

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09. 03. 2013 The Jerusalem Post
Vilnius must confront neo-Nazi march

On Monday, March 11, as many as several thousand Lithuanian neo-Nazis and ultra-nationalists will conduct a patriotic march in the capital of Vilnius (Vilna) to mark Lithuanian independence day. more...


18. 02. 2013 The Times of Israel
A Lithuanian neo-Nazi march: too close for comfort

Even passively monitoring a neo-Nazi march is hardly my idea of oneg Shabbat (rejoicing on Sabbath), but that is how I spent last Saturday afternoon in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas, known to many of us as Kovno, once one of the most important centers of Jewish life and learning in Eastern Europe. more...


27. 01. 2013 lithuaniatribune.com
US Researcher is Persuaded that the Problem in Lithuania is called “Zuroff and Katz”

The blog Christine Beresniova and Rokas Beresniovas recently published the article “A lamentable absence of sexy scandals.” We will refrain from comment on their understanding of the concept “sexy scandals” and stick to the work of fellow human rights advocates, which entails standing up to powerful establishments on behalf of minorities, victims of prejudice, and in the case of Eastern Europe, the victims (and handful of survivors) of genocide. Those who stand up know all too well that to do so is not all that often convenient, easygoing or self-serving. more...


01. 11. 2012 jewishtimes.com
The Real Truth

According to the title chosen for Simone Ellin’s review of Ellen Cassedy’s book, “We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust” (Oct. 19), the author “explores the Lithuanian Holocaust from all vantage points.” more...


14. 10. 2012 timesofisrael.com
Pardoning Nazism, in the name of Lithuanian-Jewish relations

This week, one of the more shameful events in Lithuanian-Jewish relations since the Baltic republic regained independence in 1991 will be hosted in New York by the once-venerable YIVO Institute. more...


30. 09. 2012 jiw.blogspot.com.au
Killed by their neighbors

It took more than six decades, but a unique collection of blood-chilling survivor testimonies about Lithuanian collaboration in the Holocaust is finally available to the public. more...


06. 09. 2012 Ha-Aretz
Killed by their nieghbours

The Kuniuchowsky collection of testimonies of Holocaust survivors from the provincial towns and villages of Lithuania first came to my attention more than 30 years ago. more...


28. 08. 2012 defendinghistory.com
Yad Vashem Shocks Holocaust Survivors by Rejoining Lithuanian Government’s “Red-Brown Commission”

Holocaust survivors from Lithuania, and their families and advocates, are reporting feelings of “shock and betrayal” at “unbelievable reports” that Yad Vashem might again be lending legitimacy to the Lithuanian government sponsored “red-brown commission.” more...


19. 08. 2012 Canberra Times
It's too late to serve justice now

It's nearly a decade since I traipsed along sheep tracks, poked around dark forests and visited elderly residents in grim Soviet-era housing tenements while searching for clues about alleged Nazis in Australia. more...


03. 08. 2012 London Jewish News
Shoah denial is being replaced by an illusive and delusive evil

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30. 07. 2012 m.forward.com
Is He Beacon for the Jews of Lithuania?

With crucial help from Lithuania’s ambassador to Washington, a Maryland cemetery employee has managed to position himself as a key mediator between Jews and the Lithuanian government in a little more than one year. more...


27. 07. 2012 defendinghistory.com
Efraim Zuroff Responds to Tablet Magazine Interview with Timothy Snyder

The following comment first appeared in the discussion following David Mikics’s Tablet magazine interview with Timothy Snyder (“The Diplomat of Shoah History. more...


20. 07. 2012 jidaily.com
Wide-Eyed Postcards From Lithuania

This past May, the remains of the Nazi-quisling head of Lithuania’s wartime Provisional Government (PG), Juozas Brazaitis, were ceremoniously disinterred from Putnam, Conn., where he was buried in 1974, and reinterred a few days later in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city and pre-war capital. more...


19. 07. 2012 jpost.com
The truth about Lithuania

Guest columnist, Efraim Zuroff speaks about the uniquely extensive role played by Lithuanians in the mass murder of Jews. more...


18. 07. 2012 algemeiner.com
Respectable Memoir, Some Shrewd Manipulation by an East European Government ― or Both?

What do you do if you spent an inspiring summer back in 2004 studying Yiddish in Vilnius, Lithuania, and researching a painful mystery in your own family, while naively becoming a pawn of a government-sponsored effort to downgrade and confuse the country’s World War II history? more...


16. 06. 2012 defendinghistory.com
Landsbergis. Then and Now

Vytautas Landsbergis is one of the giants of the twentieth century. Along with Poland’s Lech Wałęsa and then-Czechoslovakia’s Václav Havel, Landsbergis led his people from foreign domination to freedom and democracy. more...


29. 06. 2012 defendinghistory.com
On the Recent Amateur Treatments of the Role of the Provisional Government of 1941 in the Mass Media

Recently there has been an increasing number of internet articles by amateur, non-professional authors without training in history expressing approval for the actions of the 1941 Provisional Government of Lithuania toward the Jews of Lithuania, without regard for the antisemitic actions of that government in the context of the mass murder of the Jews of Lithuania already underway at that time. more...


08. 06. 2012 South African Jewish Report
FELDER’S WHIRLWIND LITHUANIAN TOUR WAS A PR EXERCISE

A second opinion on Steve Felder’s enthusiastic article “Lithuania - a past not forgotten” (SAJR May 11): As an SA-born Litvak now living in Washington, DC, I share that mystique and the yearning to love Lithuania, the land to which I can trace my ancestors into the early 18th century. more...


21. 05. 2012 algemeiner.com
An Open Letter to Yale History Professor Timothy Snyder

Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University, the author of the famous (and controversial) book “Bloodlands” was brought to Lithuania last week for a symposium on the Holocaust attended also by the director of YIVO in New York. more...


15. 05. 2012 jpost.com
Lithuania’s shame

On May 17, the remains of former head of Lithuanian Provisional Government of June 1941 post Nazi invasion to be reburied in Vilnius. more...


05. 04 .2012 balsas.lt
Atviras V. P. Andriukaičio laiškas R. Čekučiui
SMano kolega Petras Auštrevičius vakar, balandžio 4 d., man perdavė Jūsų, p. Ričardai Čekuti, susirašinėjimo internete su Morta Vidūnaite fragmentą. Jūs, komentuodamas pokalbį, pareiškėte tokią mintį : „O tautinė valstybė, Morta, yra tokia, kurioje valdžia , t. y. suverenas priklauso tautai, kas ir parašyta LR Konstitucijoje. more...

02. 02 .2012 thejc.com
A fight over history's tragic truth
Seventy years is the lifespan for latterday humans. It is also the years that have passed since Hitler's "Final Solution" Wannsee Conference. more...

Vol. 41, No. 3, December 2011, 207–221 defendinghistory.com
REVIEW ARTICLE
Detonation of the Holocaust in 1941: A Tale of Two Books
Not for the first time, two fine historians have published in the same year their very
different syntheses for the wider public, on the same topic, and based largely on
known published sources, both having long proven their mettle as master researchers
in previous publications rooted in archives and primary documents. more...

18.11. 2011 vilnews.com
Let me try once more to convince you
The ball is now in my court and I am happy to continue the discussion. It might be that you and I have an irreconcilable difference of opinion on the subject of Jewish contributions to the Lithuanian economy, or -- as you maintain -- the lack of Jewish contributions. Let me try once more to convince you. more...

September. 2011 Centre News (Melbourne)
Understanding ‘Double Genocide’: a lethal new threat to Holocaust memory and honesty
Dovid Katz
Australians, Americans, Britons and others who are proud of a parent or grandparent who fought in the Second World War, proud of the Allies’ defeat of Hitler, have ample reason to be wary now. more...

07. 09. 2011 haaretz.com
חוצפה ליטאית
ב-30 באוגוסט התייצבו רב-פקד תמר בת שרון וחוקרת נוספת ממשטרת ישראל במשרדו של יוסף מלמד. הן באו בשליחות ממשלת ליטא, שמאשימה את מלמד בהוצאת דיבתם רעה של תשעה ליטאים, שהוצאו להורג בידי השלטון הסובייטי בשל היותם משתפי פעולה עם הנאצים. במולדתם הם נחשבים ל"גיבורים לאומיים".
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07. 09. 2011 haaretz.com
Expelling the ambassador
Instead of being ashamed of its past, Lithuania is rewriting its history, granting pardons to Lithuanians who were tried after the war in Soviet courts for collaboration with the Nazis. more...

24. 08. 2011 jungewelt.de
Litauen ehrt seine Nazis
Der 70. Jahrestag des deutschen Überfalls auf die Sowjetunion dient in Litauen als Hintergrundkulisse für nationalistische Anstrengungen. Dabei werden rechtsextreme Milizen, die bei Kriegsbeginn einen Aufstand gegen die Rote Armee begannen, als »Freiheitskämpfer« bezeichnet, der Holocaust relativiert und die Kollaboration mit den Nazis schöngeredet. more...

10. 08. 2011 defendinghistory.com
Lithuania and Austria: Birds of a Feather
Poor Lithuania. For the past two decades, the country has been trying without any success to bring to justice officers of the Soviet KGB’s elite Alpha Group, which murdered 13 Lithuanian citizens at a dramatic showdown at the Vilnius TV tower between local freedom activists and Soviet forces, which had been dispatched by Moscow to thwart the burgeoning local independence movement. more...

30. 06. 2011 tol.org
In Vilnius, Shared Pain, Divided Memories
The question of how to mark a history of occupation, oppression, and even homegrown brutality continues to dog Lithuanian-Jewish relations. more...

21. 06. 2011 dw-world.de
Biography of Nazi criminal meets resistance from small German town
Many in Karl Jäger's hometown of Waldkirch would rather forget that the notorious Nazi criminal lived there at all - after all, Jäger has been dead for decades. But one historian is trying to combat their silence. more...

08. 05. 2011 Ha-Aretz "Books" supplement
The equivalency canard
In this bold attempt to reframe a critical period in modern Eastern European history, Yale historian Tim Snyder redraws historical boundaries to create an artificial geographic entity that he dubs “the Bloodlands,” taking in the area from central Poland to western Russia through Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltics. more...

08. 05. 2011 holocaustinthebaltics.com
Jerusalem of Lithuania is Saddened
Shock, but not surprise. The Nazis flags that flew this week in Vilnius, a city of old known for its tolerance and multiculturalism, didn‘t ruin Passover, but did weaken the hope that Lithuanians might quickly rid themselves of antisemitic baggage. more...

03. 05. 2011 winnipegjewishreview.com
EDITOR'S PICK: THIS YEAR'S YOM HASHOAH IS DIFFERENT
The history of the Holocaust is being undermined by Holocaust Obfuscation, a sophisticated new movement emanating from some East European countries and their spokespersons internationally. more...

23. 03. 2011 jpost.com
Harrowing sights in the Baltics
Within the last two weeks, both Lithuania and Latvia hosted well-attended marches likely to send shivers down Holocaust survivors’ spines and arouse tragic memories. more...

21. 03. 2011 Kauno Diena
E. Zuroff: Skinhead March Threatens Lithuanian Democracy
Interview published in Lithuanian on March 21, 2011
Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center Efraim Zuroff says he’s worried by the growing influence of nationalists in Lithuania. He thinks politicians aren’t even trying to control this element [or “dregs”]. more...

15. 03. 2011 reporterru.com
Автор «Неоконченной истории идиша» против теории «двойного геноцида»
Один из крупнейших в мире специалистов по иудаике и идишу, автор трех сборников рассказов на этом языке и многих исследований на английском Довид Кац родился в Бруклине. more...

08. 03. 2011 lrytas.lt
The Bureaucrat Who Thought He Was a Victim, and His Neo-Nazi Ears Sticking Up
translation into English of original Lithuanian
Information finally found its way into the press last that the Prosecutor General’s office had quietly stopped a pre-trial investigation in mid-February into an article written by an historian who denies the Holocaust and formerly worked at the Interior Ministry, Petras Stankeras. more...

04. 02. 2011 thejc.com
A shameful Shoah whitewash
A financially-strapped small Eastern European country is spending tens of thousands of pounds to sponsor an extraordinarily large number of political and cultural events - lectures, concerts, exhibitions and films - in London next week. more...

04. 01. 2011 ynetnews.com
Lithuanian lie, Israeli silence
Two weeks ago, Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius visited Israel at the head of a large delegation of public figures and businessmen. more...

31. 12. 2010 ynet.co.il
השקר של ליטא והשתיקה הישראלית
המדינה הבלטית משקיעה מאמצים בניסיון לזכות בהכרה בטענתה השקרית, שפשעי הקומוניזם שווים לאלה של הנאצים. אבל איש לא ביקר את ראש ממשלת ליטא על כך, בזמן שהיה בא
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30. 12. 2010 israelnationalnews.com
Debate Goes On: Nazi Hunter Zuroff vs. Researcher Rabbi Rosenson
This is Part 4 of an ongoing, emotional debate started when INN interviewed Rabbi Y. Rosenson, Dean of Efrata Teachers College in Jerusalem and a noted researcher and writer on Lithuanian Jewry and the Holocaust. Efraim Zuroff took issue with the facts and their interpretation. more...

28. 12. 2010 israelnationalnews.com
Part III: Rosenson Denies Zuroff's Accusations on Lithuania
Rabbi Yisrael Rosenson of Efrata Teachers College says that he can understand why Dr. Efraim Zuroff, head of the Jerusalem branch of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, would take exception to his opinion that something has changed - for the better - in the attitude of the Lithuanian people to the Jews. "But after years of research and experience, I really do think that this change is real," he told Israel National News. more...

26. 12. 2010 israelnationalnews.com
Dr.Efraim Zuroff, Nazi Hunter: Lithuania Has Not Changed
The visit to Israel this past week of Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius went virtually unnoticed by the Israeli media. In fact, the report by David Lev on Friday on Israel National News ("Is Lithuania Sincere About Owing Up to its Holocaust Past?") was, to the best of my knowledge, the only attempt to assess the most important aspect of current Lithuanian-Jewish relations, the attitude of the Baltic republic to its bloody Holocaust past and the extensive complicity of Lithuanians in the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of Jews (both in their own country and outside her borders), in the light of recent attempts by Lithuania and its Baltic neighbors to rewrite the history of the Shoa [Holocaust, ed.] in a totally distorted manner. more...

24. 12. 2010 israelnationalnews.com
Is Lithuania Sincere About Owning Up to its Holocaust Role?
This past week, the Prime Minister of Lithuania, Andrius Kubilius, was a guest of the Israeli government, on a state visit to Israel. more...

03. 12. 2010 bernardinai.lt
The Banality of Denial
I was probably one of the first to have read Stankeras’s article “The Nurnberg War Crimes Tribunal: The Biggest Legal Farce in History.” See, I have a friend who supplies large amounts of interesting information and having found something with the enticing title of “biggest legal farce,” he asked for my opinion immediately. more...

29. 11. 2010 guardian.co.uk
US must take a tougher line on Baltic revisionism
The resignation late last week of historian Petras Stankeras from his post as a "senior specialist" at the Lithuanian ministry of the interior received little attention in the US, but the scandal that prompted his decision to give up his job should set off a red warning light in Washington, and especially in the state department and the US embassy in Vilnius. more...

24. 11. 2010 lemonde.fr
La Maison de l'histoire européenne soutenue par un musée controversé
Parmi les institutions soutenant cette initiative figure le Musée des occupations de Riga en Lettonie. J'ai vu la photo de M. Barroso dans le hall d'entrée de ce musée voué à illustrer les trois occupations de la Lettonie. more...

14. 09. 2010 guardian.co.uk
I see why 'double genocide' is a term Lithuanians want
No one wants to live surrounded by death. It's understandable that people who now live on the spot that was once the Kovno ghetto, where close to 35,000 Jews were herded, starved and eventually led to their deaths, would not want to be constantly reminded of the fact. more...

27. 08. 2010 jpost.com
No tolerance for false history
I welcome the opportunity to explain the significant dangers posed by the steps called for by the signees of the Prague Declaration. more...

17. 08. 2010  
Efraim Zuroff and the Prague Declaration
Simon Wiesenthal Center director Efraim Zuroff and those who agree with him are voicing opposition the declaration adopted in Prague in 2008, entitled “On the Conscience of Europe and Communism.” The declaration names Communist as well as Nazi crimes as crimes against humanity. “Europe will not be united if it cannot again unite its history, recognize Communism and Nazism as a shared legacy and hold conscientious and comprehensive discussion on all the totalitarian crimes of the century past.” more...

06. 08. 2010 jpost.com
Digging up the future
Attempts by Baltic states to equate Nazi and Soviet WWII-era crimes has detractors saying these nations are avoiding their past by claiming Jews also committed genocide. more...

15. 07. 2010 Delfi.lt (translation of Lithuanian original)
Tomas Venclova, in Bernardinai.lt: “I’m Choking”
There is no progress apparent in Lithuanian-Jewish relations. Anger against Efraim Zuroff and attempts to lay the foundations for the “Double Genocide” theory continue, accompanied by the demand: “Don't you dare call us a nation of Jew-shooters.”more...

27. 06. 2010 Delfi.lt (translation of Lithuanian original)
The Holocaust in Lithuania: Too Early to Forget
The article “The Holocaust in Lithuania: One Man’s Crusade Seeking Justice” that appeared on the CNN website accused Lithuania and Lithuanians of avoiding judgment and condemnation of the Holocaust in a fitting manner. Although the CNN audience is influential, multi-million, there was no appropriate reaction to the publication in Lithuania. more...

21. 06. 2010 Lietuvos Zinios (translation of Lithuanian original)
The Burden of the Legacy of Occupation
Seventy years ago, on June 15, 1940, the Lithuanian state was occupied. For five decades the Lithuanian nation suffered the lot of the enslaved and experienced something that, it seems, 20 years of independence has not been able to erase. Will Lithuanians need 100 years to erase the shadow of the holocaust? more...

03. 05. 2010 tabletmag.com
The Crime of Surviving
Rachel Margolis may be the most tragic Holocaust survivor on the planet. more...

01. 05. 2010 jpost.com
No tolerance for false history
On a recent visit to Vilnius, the US spokeswoman on anti-Semitism failed to address Lithuania’s attempt to hide its active complicity in the Shoah. more...

15. 04. 2010 delfi.lt
Lithuania in the international media: from CIA prisons to the extermination of Jews
Fascist Lithuania will demand money from Russia for aggression, because the tramp “Balts” want to grab money in any way possible; the question of comparing the crimes of Nazism and Stalinism is marginalization of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews and speculation on the facts of World War II. more...

05. 04. 2010 kauno.diena.lt
E.Zuroffas: Neo-Fascist Rebirth in Baltic States
E.Zuroffas complains to Lithuania that the country has failed to punish
even a single local Nazi criminal more...

03. 04. 2010 guardian.co.uk
The threat of Baltic ultra-nationalism
The EU is wrong to ignore the resurgence of neofascism in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – it threatens European democracy more...

19. 03. 2010 inosmi.ru
Опасное переписывание истории в Латвии
На этой неделе я принимал участие в акции протеста против тех, кто изображает Ваффен-СС как героев. Британии также следовало бы выступить против них. more...

08. 01. 2010 thejc.com
Analysis: A sinister scheme to devalue the Holocaust is gathering steam
The question of how Lithuania deals with its Holocaust past has simmered for 18 years, ever since it gained independence. But in the past few weeks it has become crucial, due to Lithuania’s campaign to obtain recognition that Communism is the equivalent of Nazism. more...

22.12. 2009 jpost.com
Of insult and mockery
Last month, I was invited to attend two important conferences convened to combat contemporary anti-Semitism. The larger and ostensibly more important one was the annual meeting of the Global Forum to Combat Anti-Semitism, which is sponsored by the Foreign Ministry and deals with the diverse forms of the problem all over the world. more...

09. 09. 2009 guardian.co.uk
This rewriting of history is spreading Europe's poison
Through decades of British commemorations and coverage of the second world war – from Dunkirk to D-day – there has never been any doubt about who started it. more...

20. 07. 2009 europeanvoice.com
The inflation of genocide
A Lithuanian philosopher rejects political calls for the Soviet Union's slaughter of Lithuanians to be labelled an act of genocide. more...

20. 07. 2009 kloty.blogspot.com
Gemeinsamer Tag des Gedenkens an Opfer des Nazismus und Kommunismus?
Obwohl es schwer zu glauben ist, ist es durchaus möglich, dass in einigen Jahren in Europa es keinen eigenen Tag des Gedenkens an die Opfer des Holocausts geben wird. Stattdessen werden die Europäer den 23. August im Kalender ankreiden als Tag des Gedenkens an die Opfer des Nazismus und Kommunismus. more...

30. 05. 2008 irishtimes.com
'Genocide industry' has hidden agenda

PAUL GILLESPIE’S fine report (May 16th) on a recent conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, about the history of Europe, touches on a part of the agenda that is often left unreported. That agenda is, in short, “Holocaust obfuscation”. more...


 
21. 05. 2009 thejc.com
  Prague’s declaration of disgrace
A European attempt to equate Communism with Nazism will falsify history
  Not many have heard about the Prague Declaration, which is currently making the rounds at the European Parliament. Proclaimed last June in Prague (but cooked up in the Baltics), its innocuous theme is “European Conscience and Communism”. more..

13. 03. 2009

jstandard.com

Lithuania must stand up against anti-Semitism
Lithuania holds a special significance for me. It was where I survived the Holocaust. In the capital of Vilna, now Vilnius, my parents left me with my Polish Catholic nanny, who baptized me and raised me as her son, saving me from certain death at the hands of the Nazis. more...

February 13,2009 Ha-Aretz "Books"
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jewishcurrents.org

Analyzing Lithuanian Anti-Semitism
I became involved with the Jewish Museum Holocaust Exhibition in Lithuania, known as the “Green House,” when I read an article by Rachel Margolis, a veteran Jewish partisan, about the library that was housed in the wartime ghetto in Vilne. more...

10.10. 2008 tol.cz
Hostages to an Ill-Begotten Theory
Lithuanian authorities in late September closed their two-year investigation into the wartime partisan activities of Yitzhak Arad, a Lithuanian-born Israeli historian and a former head of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, reportedly on the urging of the European Union and the United States. more...

07.10. 2008 de.rian.ru
Wie litauische Nazis zu Partisanen wurden
VILNIUS, 07. Oktober (Wladimir Beskudnikow für RIA Novosti). Sobald die Frage der Kollaboration während des Zweiten Weltkriegs auftaucht, versucht die Mehrheit der Litauer sich von den Letten und Esten zu distanzieren. more...

05.10. 2008 haaretz.co.il
איש אקדמיה בכיר בליטא: "חקירת יו"ר יד ושם לשעבר - השגיאה החמורה ביותר שלנו"
וילנה. "דרישת התובע הליטאי לחקור את יצחק ארד על פשעי מלחמה כביכול היא השגיאה החמורה ביותר במדיניות ליטא מאז עצמאותה המחודשת". כך אמר בשבוע שעבר הוגה הדעות וראש הפקולטה למדעי המדינה באוניברסיטת קובנה, לאונידס דונסקיס. דונסקיס, הנחשב לאיש הרוח הבולט ביותר בליטא כיום ובעל מוניטין אקדמי גם בארצות אחרות, אמר גם כי זהו מהלך מביש שאין לו הסבר ונזקו למעמד המדינה רב.
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02.10. 2008 haaretz.com
Lithuania's crocodile tears
September 23 was the anniversary of the 1943 liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto, and as it has every year since 1994, Lithuania observed Jewish Genocide Day, to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. more...

02.10.2008 rian.ru
Lithuanian Nazis become partisans?
VILNIUS (Vladimir Beskudnikov for RIA Novosti) - Where the Nazi henchmen of World War II are concerned, most Lithuanians hurry to set themselves apart from their Baltic neighbors, Latvians and Estonians. more...

21.08.2008 economist.com
Lithuania must stop blaming the victims
IS LITHUANIA really persecuting Holocaust survivors as if they were war criminals? Not quite, but the story is still troubling. It starts with the Nazi occupation of Lithuania when the Germans, with local help, were murdering Jews (more than 200,000 Jews perished, around 95% of the pre-war population). more...

20.06.2008 guardian.co.uk
In the Jerusalem of the North, the Jewish story is forgotten
Three times as many people died in Lithuania under the Nazis than the Soviets, but the state is myopic about the past more...

30.10.2007 kreml.org
В Восточной Европе не воспринимают Холокост адекватно
Из выступления Эфраима Зуроффа, руководителя иерусалимского отделения Центра Симона Визенталя на круглом столе "Латвия, Литва, Эстония, Украина, Хорватия, Австрия: попытки героизации нацизма", 30 октября 2007 года: more...

28.09.2007 thejc.com
Why the expert witness will not face scrutiny
Several weeks ago, Israel received a request from Lithuania for judicial assistance which aroused the ire of the Israeli Justice Ministry. A Jewish Israeli citizen was suspected of committing war crimes and/or crimes against humanity during World War Two.more...

17.09.2007 haaretz.co.il
חוצפה ליטאית
הקריאה להעמיד לדין את יו"ר יד ושם לשעבר, יצחק ארד, היא דוגמה להכחשת שואה
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Haaretz 3.08.2006
הורשע ברדיפת יהודים, אך חי חופשי בגרמניה

כך מתמודדת ליטא עם עברה מתקופת השואה - מרשיעים את הפושעים הנאצים, אך לא מענישים
מאת אסף אוני

וילנא. בימים אלה דן בית המשפט הגבוה של ליטא במה שעשויה להתברר כאחת האפשרויות האחרונות להעניש פושע מלחמה נאצי באירופה - הרשעתו של אזרח ליטאי ברדיפת יהודים ובשיתוף פעולה עם השלטון הנאצי במלחמת העולם השנייה.
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03.08.2006 Haaretz
Lithuanian convicted of persecuting Jews lives freely in Germany

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian Supreme Court is presently debating a case that might transpire as one of the last chances to punish a Nazi war criminal in Europe. more...

19.03.2006 Fairfax New Zealand Limited
Shameful truth must be told
Wayne Stringer has done New Zealand a service. The former policeman has shown there was good evidence that Nazi war criminals came to New Zealand after the war. He has scotched the myth that the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's list of suspected war criminals was vacuous and the inquiry a waste of time and money. There was serious evidence that Jonas Pukas - a Lithuanian who settled in New Zealand after the war - was involved in massacres of Jews. At least one other man appears to have served in the Latvian equivalent of the murder squad to which Pukas belonged. Stringer has set the historical record straight. We now know what the evidence was - and it is deeply disturbing. more...
26.02.2006 The Plain Dealer
Wiesenthal Center relentlessly hunting aging war criminals
European Nazi chasers, fighting the passage of time, are making one last push to bring old men to justice. The Simon Wiesenthal Center has created Operation: Last Chance to track down the men and women who tortured Jews during World War II. They are investigating hundreds of suspected Nazis around the world and badgering foreign prosecutors to take the cases. more...
18-24.07.2002 The Baltic Times
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18-24.07.2002 The Baltic Times
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2002-07-19 Lietuvos Rytas
Marginal Notes: Calls from God and Prosecutors
Saulius Salterns
In addition to the lottery Pot of Gold, Lithuania was now offered another award - USD 10 thousand for betraying persons who might have participated in holocaust and genocide of Jews. The Lithuanian Government was also encouraged by Efraim Zuroff to contribute to the private initiative and start the fever of hunting for Jews' killers. And what would happen if Lithuanians eager to receive some money would recognize Efraim Zuroff, director of S. Wiesenthal Centre, as a severe supporter of anti-Semitism and conductor of genocide? The Lithuanian Premier A. Brazauskas thanked for the offer politely on TV and refused to allocate state money for the "hunt". A young Lithuanian expert of political science regretted that the award allocated by the Jewish centre might bring the relations of Lithuanian and Jews to a low and sad level, instigating mutual alienation and disagreement.

The author of the article compares the initiative announced by S. Wiesenthal Centre to the hunting for bears in Labanoras forest and shooting extinct lions in Sahara.

12.07.2002 BBC News
Lithuania offended by Nazi hunters' reward
An offer by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre to provide $10,000 rewards for information about former Nazi collaborators in Lithuania has stirred strong passions in the Lithuanian press.
The centre has accused Lithuania more than once of an inability or unwillingness to try people suspected of collaboration with the Nazis. more...