Lithuania’s Chief Rabbi Halts Excavation of  Holocaust Mass Grave Site in Šiauliai (Shavl)

Media Summary:

Protest statement in DH by Rabbi Chaim Burshtein, Chief Rabbi of Lithuania, is reported by JTA and backed up by Asra Kadisha’s protest. Authorities back down but only after much disturbance of victims’ remains and lurid, humiliating photographs in local media. Jewish Community praises halt in desecration. Statement by Community head Faina Kukliansky. Report in JHE.

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