Legacy of Rūta Vanagaitė’s 17 April 2015 Conference at Vilnius City Hall



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Tomas Venclova addresses Ruta Vanagaite’s conference at Vilnius City Hall on April 17, 2015. Photo: Julius Norwilla.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF TOMAS VENCLOVA’S LECTURE

CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS’ WEBSITE: Home page; Conference materials; Media page.

VIDEOS: Sarunas Liekis’s Lecture (LT); Saulius Sužiedėlis’s Lecture (LT); Tomas Venclova’s Lecture (LT); Efraim Zuroff’s Lecture (ENG)

CONFERENCE LECTURE TEXTS IN ENGLISH: Dovid Katz (on LJC site); Saulius Sužiedėlis; Pavel TychtlRūta Vanagaitė (in the Lithuania Tribune / Delfi); Tomas Venclova (in the Lithuania Tribune / Delfi); Efraim Zuroff

CONFERENCE LECTURE TEXTS IN LITHUANIAN: Dovid KatzSaulius SužiedėlisTomas Venclova (in Delfi); Rūta VanagaitėIngrida Vilkienė; Efraim Zuroff

THE CONFERENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHS BY JULIUS NORWILLA

DOCUMENTS:  Conference press release (ENG and LT); Conference program (ENG);  Organizers’ website (LT); Evaldas Balčiūnas’s report (LT); Kvitrina.euBalbieriškis (Balbírishok) Primary School  report

CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE reports that Vilnius mayor came to give greetings, but “No official representatives of the Lithuanian parliament or government attended.” On OLC.

MEDIA:  Lithuania Tribune (Delfi English); May 4th TV debate on “The Naked Truth” program  [Geoff Vasil’s report in English]

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NATIONALIST RESPONSES (AND FURTHER DEBATE):

♦ “Zeppelinus” attacks the event (Facebook version). But is Zeppelinus really the pseudonym of a high official in Lithuania’s Ministry of the Economy? Will the Ministry finally investigate? Some of his graphics: Blacks, Jews and the neo-Nazi view of World War II. Full disclosure: Mr. Zeppelinus does not like our editor…

♦ Nerijus Šepetys’s article in 15min.lt: “‘To be a Jew’ in Lithuania: Building Holocaust Commemoration, Civic Awareness and Perhaps… A Show for Useful Idiots”; Andrius Kulikauskas’s response.

 

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