Michael and Fausta Maass, directors of the Lithuania section of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) issued the following statement today.
“The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Lithuanian section, calls upon the Lithuanian government and parliament, the Kaunas mayor’s office, the Church of the Resurrection in Kaunas, and other possibly participating entities involved in the ceremonies honoring Juozas Ambrazavičius-Brazaitis, to cancel any and all such ceremonies.
Ambrazevičius, the “provisional government” of 1941 which he led, and the closely associated Lithuanian Activist Front (LAF) were complicit in the murders of many thousands of Lithuanian Jews before and during the German occupation of Lithuania.
To honor his memory is to virtually approve of the murderous acts committed by the LAF on the watch of his pro-Nazi government. To honor him is to bring shame to the nation of Lithuania.
I especially call upon those in Lithuania who would claim to be followers of Christ, a Jew Himself, born of a Jewish mother. To honor those who have hated and murdered the Jewish people is to greatly dishonor God.”
- Michael and Fausta Maass
- Directors, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Lithuania section