Books in the Debate 2021


Silvia Foti: The Nazi’s Granddaughter: How I Discovered My Grandfather was a War Criminal

2021 Spanish edition

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 don’t cite Defending History’s eyewitness report in Vilnius. 

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 (LJC video). DH opinion piece on background. Reviews by Silvia Foti (Times of Israel), Aušra Maldeikienė (; Linas Vildžiūnas (;

Alexander Gendler: Khurbm: 1914-1922

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

Mark Montesclaros’s review in  H-Net. Katrin Praehler’s in European History Quarterly.

Dovid Katz’s paper in the volume (on Baltic issues).

Leyb Koniuchowsky & Jonathan Boyarin: The Lithuanian Slaughter of its Jews: Testimonies of 121 Survivors of the Holocaust in Lithuania. Also posted free online (temporarily?). Volume 2

On history and role of Koniuchowsky’s collection, see now Efraim Zuroff’s 25 Jan. 2021 op-ed in Times of Israel).

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. Linas Vildžiūnas’s review in 7md. Neville Teller’s in JP. See in Defending History: Ruta Vanagaite section. Efraim Zuroff section,

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