Vilnius City Council “Defers” Decision on Street Honoring Hitler Collaborator



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I24’s 14 July 2016 report. Background in DH on British-born city council member, Mark Harold Splinter, who proposed the change (his statement in English). Samples from elsewhere in Lithuania. Wider issue in Eastern Europe. Within “Double Genocide” theory. Related 24 July 2016 report by JTA.

FOR MORE BACKGROUND ON KAZYS ŠKIRPA (CENTER) SEE DH ARTICLES BY ANDRIUS KULIKAUSKAS, EVALDAS BALČIŪNAS, AND MILAN CHERSONSKI; PROF. T. SNYDER’S BLOODLANDS:  “Škirpa used this suffering in his radio broadcasts to spur mobs to murder. Some 2,500 Jews […]” … (p. 192)

Vilnius glorification adorns the corner of the prestigious Museum of Applied Arts and Design. Has the Museum’s Board issued a statement about “their address”?

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KAUNAS GOES FURTHER: VYTAUTAS MAGNUS UNIVERSITY BOASTS SHRINE AND LECTURE HALL NAME TO NAZI PUPPET PRIME MINISTER JUOZAS AMBRAZEVIČIUS BRAZAITIS WHO SIGNED NAZI PAPERS CONFIRMING FATE OF THE 30,000 JEWISH CITIZENS OF HIS OWN CITY. HIS 2012 REPATRIATION.

See also: Škirpa Street in Kaunas, and the unique documentary by Alicija Žukauskaitė, where residents are asked who their street is named for. Ms. Žukauskaitė was  awarded one of Defending History’s seven Prophet Amos Awards for 2014-2015 on the strength of her documentary on the Lithuanian Holocaust, called An Elegy for Honey and Tar.

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