Waiting for Apologies . . .




Five Holocaust Survivors have Endured Years of State-Sponsored Defamation

Accused of “war crimes” or of speaking out freely on Holocaust issues (accusations of “libel” against nationalist heroes and state-sponsored educators)

Four of them, in their late 80s or 90s, are heroic veterans of the anti-Nazi war effort who escaped the Vilna, Kovno or Svintsyán Ghetto to join up with the partisans in the forests of Lithuania. All their families perished in the Lithuanian Holocaust.

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SURVIVORS PROGRESSIVELY DEFAMED FOR POSTERITY, FROM 2006 ONWARD, BY STATE-SPONSORED AGENCIES

“ONE PUBLIC LETTER OF APOLOGY COULD REPAIR MUCH OF THE DAMAGE”

ITEM NO. 1 IN LONDON BASED INTERNATIONAL PETITION

THE SURVIVORS SPEAK OUT THEMSELVES:  YITZHAK ARADFANIA BRANTSOVSKYPINCHOS FRIDBERGSARA GINAITERACHEL MARGOLIS (2); JOE MELAMED

COMMENT BY:  SHIMON ALPEROVICH & TUVIA JAFET (2); CHEN IVRI APTERDANNY BEN-MOSHEGORDON BROWNMILAN CHERSONSKILEONIDAS DONSKIS;  THE ECONOMISTABRAHAM FOXMANESTHER GOLDBERG (GILBERT)SIR MARTIN GILBERTDOV LEVINDENIS MACSHANEYOSSI MELMAN (2); UK PARLIAMENT EARLY DAY MOTION; UNITED STATES CONGRESSMEN 1 & 2;  VALDAS VASILIAUSKASEFRAIM ZUROFF

“STILL TIME TO END THINGS WITH THE LAST SURVIVORS ON A NICER NOTE, AFTER 700 YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY IN LITHUANIA”

FILMREWRITING HISTORYDEFENDING HOLOCAUST HISTORYLIZA RUFT

MEDIA COVERAGE (SELECTION):  Dana Gloger in the Jewish Chronicle (2008); Arne Bengtsson in Baltic Worlds (2008): Raphael Ahren in Haaretz (2009); Avi Friedman in Mishpacha (2009); Ricky Ben-David in the Jerusalem Post (2010); Esther Goldberg in Canadian Jewish News (2010); Cindy Mindell in the Jewish Ledger (2010); Bernard Dichek in Jerusalem Report (2013); Daniel Brook, coming soon (2014).

SUMMARY OF INCIDENTS:

PROSECUTORS ON YITZHAK ARAD (2007);

HARASSMENT OF VILNA GHETTO SURVIVORS (2008);

2 YEAR JAIL LAW (2010);

POLICE PURSUIT OF JOSEPH MELAMED (2011);

RED-BROWN COMMISSION’S DEFAMATION OF PINCHOS FRIDBERG (2013-2014);

SUMMARY OF STATE DEFAMATION OF SURVIVORS (2008 2014);

CAMPAIGN EXTENDED IN 2014 TO BOLD LITHUANIAN CITIZENS WHO SEEK THE HISTORIC TRUTH:

GIEDRIUS GRABAUSKAS (2014)

SAULIUS BERŽINIS (2014)

EVALDAS BALČIŪNAS (2014)


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