Cassedy’s Book on the Lithuanian Holocaust and the Related PR Campaign Supported by the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry and the US State Department — in the Absence of Contrasting Opinions…

March 2012 — March 2013


Efraim Zuroff in Haaretz

Olga Zabludoff in DefendingHistory

Allan Nadler in the Forward

Dovid Katz in the Algemeiner Journal

Zuroff’s comment on Ellin’s review in the Baltimore Jewish Times

Washington, DC, March 2012: Ellen Cassedy’s book We are Here is launched at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington DC by the nation’s ambassador, HE Zygimantas Pavilonis, who did not, however, respond to public petitions to halt his nation’s city-center neo-Nazi march that month (or for that matter this year’s march coming up 11 March 2013), or subsequent requests for the removal of state sponsored memorials to Nazi killers and collaborators. The Lithuanian edition is being rushed through the press with quiet government support.

In a 2012 interview, Ms. Cassedy stated:

“I went to Lithuania, hoping to decide who was right and who was wrong; to put people in a column, who was a victim, who was a killer. And then those lines began to blur.”

Comment by Dovid Katz in reply to the editor of who elicited (engineered?) this quote…


Lithuania Book Tour (with help from the US State Department and its embassy in the absence of any discussions including opponents of Double Genocide and Holocaust apologetics):

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 5:30 p.m. (17:30). Book talk. Tolerance Center, Naugarduko g. 10/2, Vilnius, Lithuania. For more information, or to RSVP (recommended): email or telephone +370 5 266 5470. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013, 12 noon. Book presentation, Lithuanian edition of We Are HereVilnius Book Fair. Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre,  LITEXPO, Laisves pr. 5, Vilnius  Hall number 5.3. Click here for bus information. Tickets are available for purchase at LITEXPO on the day of the event. For more information: Books will be available for purchase at the events.

If you can’t attend, you can buy the English edition here and the Lithuanian edition here.

I will also be speaking in Kaunas, Kedainiai, Siauliai, Panevezys, and Rokiskis between February 25 and March 6. For information about those events, please email or telephone +370 5 266 5453.




Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Book talk: “We Are Here: Voices from Lithuania”, with chair Anne Sebba
London Jewish Book Week
Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9AG
Ticket price: £6.50

Thursday, March 7, 2013, reception 6:15 p.m., lecture 7:00 p.m.
Institute of Jewish Studies
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
Reception: South Wing G14 Committee Room
Lecture: South Wing 9 Garwood lecture theatre
Contact: or tel 020 7679 3520

Sunday, March 10, 2013, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
West London Synagogue
33 Seymour Place
London W1H 5AU
Non-members welcome, £5.

Monday, March 11, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Jewish Historical Society of England
United Hebrew Congregation Synagogue
151 Shadwell Lane
Leeds LS17 8DW
Non-members welcome, £2.
Contact Malcolm Sender: or call 0113 3186403.


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