Kaunas Mayor & City Council Deciding
whether to again allow neo-nazis sporting banners adulating Holocaust collaborators to take over the city center on Lithuania’s cherished February 16th Independence Day next week
Banner from last year’s takeover of central Kaunas on Feb. 16th: Same again?
Every Jewish community in prewar independent Lithuania celebrated February 16th with the same patriotic fervor as all the population. One famous photo is from the 1928 celebration of the tenth anniversary of Lithuania’s 1918 independence, with a huge banner in Hebrew and Lithuanian, in Dorbyán (Darbėnai)…