Lithuanian Gov. Announces Renaming of “Genocide Museum”; Defending History Congratulates Officials




Defending History Brings Results

Lithuanian Gov. Announces Name Change for a Far-Right History-Distorting “Genocide Museum”

“COURAGEOUS STEP”;  DEFENDING HISTORY SAYS: CONGRATULATIONS!

See Dovid Katz in 2009;  Defending History in 2010;  “Genocide Center” behind the museum; 2016 study of “Double Genocide” impact on museums

THE CHANGE IS A MAJOR SETBACK FOR THE DOUBLE GENOCIDE MOVEMENT’S CAMPAIGN TO REDEFINE GENOCIDE IN THE CAUSE OF EQUALIZING AND MIX-AND-MATCHING TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT EVILS

On the definition of genocide;  DH section on Double Genocide; section on museums

What is “Double Genocide”?  Yehuda Bauer.  Danny Ben-Moshe.  Leonidas Donskis.  Dovid Katz.  Tomas Venclova.  The Seventy Years Declaration (SYD).  SYD in 15 European languages.  Danny Ben-Moshe’s documentary film Rewriting History now online.  Richard Bloom’s Rewriting Holocaust History now online.

“This is the first major blow struck by an East European government per se against the earlier vast misinvestment in changing the definition of ‘genocide’ to conform with far-right Double Genocide politics. Warm congratulations to the Lithuanian leaders who have made this decision. They have shown wisdom, courage, and foresight, a love for the diversity of peoples and traditions in the country, and an understanding that Lithuanian state policy should not in the future seek to trivialize the Holocaust or pander to an ultranationalist faction. Bravo!”

Dovid Katz

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