Books in the Current Debate in 2020



[updated]


Christoph Dieckmann & Ruta Vanagaite: How Did It Happen? (Our People. Part II. Understanding the Holocaust in Lithuania)Available for online order.

Book launch in Vilnius on 25 June 2020. DH opinion piece on background. LJC video of Vilnius book launch. English edition has been announced.

Silvia Foti: Tears of Discovery. How I Learned My Grandfather was a Nazi War Criminal (in press)

Background on author’s website. In her latest blog, the author again fails to credit Evaldas Balčiūnas for revealing, in 2012, the Noreika history (and  thereafter that of  other glorified perpetrators)  to the English speaking world, for which he was persecuted by police and prosecutors for years (see his section, scroll down to  May 2014). References to the recent glorification of Noreika and Skirpa by a prominent scholar the Genocide Center and “Red-Brown Commission” on 23 June 2020 fail to cite Defending History’s eyewitness report in Vilnius. The eminent author, who has a story of historic proportions to relate, might take care not to fall into California spirited self-PR mode that eschews accreditation of predecessors and contemporaries.

Alexander Gendler: Khurbm: 1914-1922

Alex J. Kay & David Stahel (eds),  Mass Violence in Nazi Occupied Europe

Mark Montesclaros’s review in  H-Net.  D. Katz’s paper.

Leyb Koniuchowsky & Jonathan Boyarin: The Lithuanian Slaughter of its Jews: Testimonies of 121 Survivors of the Holocaust in Lithuania. Also posted free online (temporarily?)

Dan Rabinowitz: The Lost Library

Allan Nadler’s review in JRB

Myra Sklarew: A Survivor Named Trauma

Ruta Vanagaite & Efraim Zuroff: Our People: Discovering Lithuania’s Hidden Holocaust

Michael Berenbaum’s review in JJ. Neville Teller’s review in JP. Ruta Vanagaite section. Efraim Zuroff section,


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