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Jerusalem Post’s ‘Report’ on ‘Kaunas Capital of European Culture’ Fails to Even Mention Public Shrines Glorifying Local Holocaust Perpetrators



OPINION  |  MEDIA WATCH  |  KAUNAS  | GLORIFICATION OF COLLABORATORS

Not for the first time, the Jerusalem Post has sent a “correspondent” to Lithuania to do a write-up in the professional style of a journalist’s report, that serves in fact to facilitate the project of some branches of the Lithuanian government to falsify Holocaust history (2013 example). This falsification is not in the spirit of classical denial of the last century. It is rather primarily a case of dotting the country with shrines (street names, plaques, sculptures, school and university hall names), all in the public space, all financed by the state, that actually glorify local Holocaust collaborators and perpetrators, while simultaneously investing a fortune in “Jewish events” that will hypnotize naive foreign visitors who like royal treatment, photo-ops with officials, and delightful attention. But a professional journalist, and her publication, have a higher level of responsibility than the average “useful Jewish idiot” who is manipulated into not even noticing, for example, that one of this year’s “Capitals of European Culture 2022” — Kaunas, historically Kovno, Yiddish Kóvne — made it through the year without a single major visiting journalist having exposed the city’s refusal to remove even one of the city’s shrines to collaborators. (There are other major components to the state-sponsored revisionism underway, notably in the realm of academia and history where “Double Genocide” is peddled to downgrade the Holocaust; attempted prosecutions of Holocaust survivors for “war crimes” with no apologies to follow their failure; career destruction of courageous, inspirational Lithuanians who dare dissent, and more.)

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Today’s Jerusalem Post article

Lev Golinkin in the Forward

Defending History’s Kaunas section 

Interactive Kaunas map (in progress)

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Western European Intellectuals Must be Alert to Peril of Being Made into Useful Idiots by Lavish Baltic History Revisionism



OPINION  |  HISTORY  |  MEDIA WATCH  |  BELGIUM  |  LITHUANIA

by Roland Binet  (De Panne, Belgium)

Annelies Beck is a Flemish journalist whom I admire. She is a tough cookie. I have often seen her interviewing politicians and admired her determination, intelligence and open-mindedness. So, I was quite curious to read her opinion piece in the literary supplement of the Flemish language De Standaard dated November 26, 2022, entitled “History is Far From Gone” and relating to a conference in Lithuania she went to on the subject of the role of public television within democracies. She is also a writer. In her opinion piece, she focuses on what the Lithuanians did during the Soviet occupations to protect and preserve their language: “The Lithuanians whom I later questioned declared the importance of resistance through language and literature (…) in different periods of their history.” While visiting, Mrs. Beck was impressed by what she saw “in a cell in the cellar of the Genocide Museum,”  imagining all the prisoners during the Soviet occupation, symbolized by the eighteen different layers of color having been necessary to wipe out all the graffiti they had scratched on the walls. She also writes, referring to a conversation she had with a Lithuanian journalist colleague, “that some heroic partisans were also antisemites” (no mention that many of those glorified were in fact recycled 1941 Holocaust perpetrators).

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