Glorification of Local Holocaust Perpetrators in Lithuania


Note: This page, last updated on 18 April 2012, covers some of the more recent and/or still-standing state-sponsored events and memorials honoring the LAF and other Holocaust perpetrators as “heroes” of Lithuania.

See also the COLLABORATORS GLORIFIED section

SPRING-SUMMER 2012 UPDATE:

STATE HONORS FOR THE 1941 NAZI PUPPET PRIME MINISTER


Vilnius: In an EU capital, in 2011, state-sponsored adulation of the local collaborators and participants in the Holocaust; key event is addressed by a former head of state, on the 70th anniversary of Hitler’s invasion

PARLIAMENT-SUPPORTED DOCUMENTARY FILM GLORIFIES 1941 ‘LITHUANIAN ACTIVIST FRONT’ (LAF) FASCIST MURDERERS & COLLABORATIONIST PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT (PG) ON 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUTBREAK OF THE LITHUANIAN HOLOCAUST

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Film’s June 22nd Premiere in Vilnius was addressed by former President Valdas Adamkus; Attendees given a souvenir ticket; Ushers dressed in Nazi army uniforms stamped each ticket with the Nazi emblem and photo-ops were offered with men dressed as LAF. Eyewitness accountDefendingHistory.com analysis of the film.

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ONE OF THE FILM’S PRODUCERS IS THE ‘GENOCIDE CENTER’ WHOSE ‘CHIEF SPECIALIST’ LED A RECENT NEO-NAZI MARCH (JULY 2011 UPDATE)

SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT CONGRATULATES FILMMAKERS ON ‘PHOTO OF THE DAY’ ON PARLIAMENT WEBSITE

INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR;  PHOTO GALLERY OF PREMIERE

FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT GLOATS

See also:

ARCHIVED ARTICLES IN THE ‘GLORIFICATION OF COLLABORATORS’ SECTION

Collaborator Dry-Clean Page

Lithuanian Activist Front leaflets predating Nazi invasion

Bold Lithuanian citizens who speak up against glorification of fascist perpetrators: Evaldas BalčiūnasMilan ChersonskiLiudas TruskaGeoff Vasil (Vasiliauskas)Nida VasiliauskaitėTomas Venclova and others

Part of a Larger Program to Honor the Local Perpetrators

NATIONAL ‘YEAR OF FREEDOM DEFENSE & MEMORY OF GREAT LOSSES’

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE IN PARLIAMENT RECASTS PERPETRATORS AS ‘FREEDOM FIGHTERS — YAD VASHEM PULLS OUT;  CONFERENCE CONCLUDED BY EXEC DIRECTOR OF RED-BROWN COMMISSIONDay 1;  Day 2DIDIER BERTIN COMMENTS

LITHUANIAN PARLIAMENT ANNOUNCES SERIES OF EVENTS (ENGLISH HERE); EDUCATION MINISTRY & MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION CALL FOR EVENTS TO HONOR 1941 ‘PARTISANS’NGOS ANNOUNCE PROJECTS

INCREDIBLE

When international pressure finally led to the installation of a small room dedicated to the Holocaust in the cellar of the Genocide Museum in central Vilnius in autumn of 2011, the narrative provided there too glorifies the LAF.

HISTORIAN WHO TEACHES HOLOCAUST STUDIES IN VILNIUS FOR THE ERASMUS PROGRAM COMPARES 1941 BUTCHERY WITH THE WARSAW UPRISING OF 1944 (!); IN 2009 ‘ERASMUS’ SPONSORED THE ‘EXCHANGE GENOCIDE PROJECT’

MAINSREAM SAJUDIS ORGANIZATION SIGNS ON TO AN ANTISEMITIC STATEMENT WARNING JEWISH CITIZENS OF LITHUANIA NOT TO OPPOSE FURTHER AND ENHANCED PROGRAMING TO HONOR THE 1941 ‘HEROES’

MINISTRY OF DEFENSE ORGANIZES A DAY OF EVENTS TO HONOR THE LITHUANIAN ACTIVIST FRONT AND ISSUES A STATEMENT HONORING K. ŠKIRPA

PARLIAMENTARIAN PLUS TWO LOCAL FAR-RIGHT FIGURES AT HUNGARIAN NATIONAL DAY EVENT IN VILNIUS

WHEN THE GENOCIDE MUSEUM FINALLY ADDED (IN LATE 2011) ONE CELLAR ROOM ON THE HOLOCAUST, IT INCLUDED TEXT WHITEWASHING THE LOCAL HOLOCAUST PERPETRATORS

LAF declared in writing intention to murder Jewish citizens of Lithuania before arrival of any German forces, an intention carried out in dozens of locations

REAL HEROES FORGOTTEN

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In 2012: Re-interment and glorification of the “prime minister” of the 1941 Nazi puppet government in Lithuania:

DefendingHistory.com;  Milan Chersonski;  Simon Wiesenthal Center

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Responses Mount

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF LITVAKS PROTEST GLORIFICATION OF THE LOCAL KILLERS WHO UNLEASHED THE LITHUANIAN HOLOCAUST 70 YEARS AGO;  JTA REPORTJEWISH CHRONICLE

EARLIER, JEWISH COMMUNITY PROTESTED THE DEDICATED ‘YEAR’ AND THE DECISION TO HONOR HOLOCAUST PERPETRATORS

GERT WEISSKIRCHEN ON ‘BLACKWASHING HISTORY’

DANNY BEN-MOSHE IN THE JERUSALEM REPORT

MILAN CHERSONSKI ANALYSES THE DOCUMENTARY

DIDIER BERTIN ON PARLIAMENT’S CONFERENCE

SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER ISSUES STATEMENT, AND RELATES DESECRATION AT PONAR TO THE GOVERNMENT’S HOLOCAUST REVISIONISM

Bold Lithuanian citizens speak out against the glorification of Holocaust perpetrators:

Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, MP

Evaldas Balčiūnas I;  Evaldas Balčiūnas II

Milan Chersonski

Liudas Truska

Geoff Vasil (Vasiliauskas)

Nida Vasiliauskaitė

Tomas Venclova

Evaldas Balčiūnas on the Adulation of Jonas Noreika (March 2012)

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