Tomas Venclova addresses Ruta Vanagaite’s conference at Vilnius City Hall on April 17, 2015. Photo: Julius Norwilla.
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 Tychtl; Rūta Vanagaitė (in the Lithuania Tribune / Delfi); Tomas Venclova (in the Lithuania Tribune / Delfi); Efraim Zuroff
CONFERENCE LECTURE TEXTS IN LITHUANIAN: Dovid Katz; Saulius Sužiedėlis; Tomas Venclova (in Delfi); Rūta Vanagaitė; Ingrida 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.eu; Balbieriškis (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]
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.