Defending History’s Eyewitness Report on Vilnius, March 11, 2015




1,500 Neo-Nazis and Far-Right Extremists Again Given Vilnius’s Main Boulevard on Nation’s March 11th Independence Day; They Parade from Cathedral Square to Nation’s Parliament with Fascist Symbols and Chants of “Lietuva Lietuviams” (Lithuania for [Pure] Lithuanians) 

STATEMENTS FROM PRECEDING DAYS;

UPDATES: FOLLOWING THE EVENT — JEWISH COMMUNITY OF LITHUANIA’S STATEMENT AND REPORTSIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER; GEOFF VASIL IN DH

Flag with Swastika Hoisted Outside Nation’s Parliament for Over an Hour

Photos: Geoff Vasil (left image) and Defending History (right image)

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Section of the march gets underway at Vilnius’s Cathedral Square on the March 11th independence day event organized by neo-Nazi and far-right elements with state acquiescence.

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For First Time, Leaders of Jewish Community, Including Chairperson Faina Kukliansky, and Jewish Student Union Come Out to Monitor and Protest the Vilnius March; Community Issues Statement; But No Sign of “Human RightsMonitoring Institute” or Bagels.

Amit Belaite and Ricardas Cektis

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Wiesenthal Center’s Dr. Efraim Zuroff Leads Group of Seven Protesters in Partnership with Defending History; Part of Zuroff’s One Month Odyssey to All Four Baltic Neo-Nazi Events; SWC Statement; Photo galleries by Julius Norwilla and  by Bill Pahl.

Left to right: Julius Norwilla, Markus Pollak, Dovid Katz, Simas Levinas, Pinchos Fridberg, Efraim Zuroff, Milan Chersonski. For a dozen years (1999-2011), Mr. Chersonski edited the Jewish community’s quadrilingual newspaper, Jerusalem of Lithuania.  Photo: DefendingHistory.com.

Three Down, One to Go, in Efraim Zuroff’s Odyssey to the Baltic Month of Neo-Nazi Marches: (1) Kaunas, 16 FebruaryMONITORED; (2) Tallinn, 24 FebruaryMONITORED; (3) Vilnius, 11 MarchTHE MAYOR?  HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS? (4) Riga, 16 MarchPETITION.

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Once again, thousands of fascists march past the “Jewish Public Library” and once again, not one member of  staff came out to politely protest the glorification of fascism in a city whose 60,000 Jews were massacred.  Photo: DefendingHistory.com.

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Scenes from the day….

Photomontage by DefendingHistory.com

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From the monitors…

Photomontage by DefendingHistory.com

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