Some highly respected international scholars have been persuaded to participate in a film which some leaders of Holocaust Survivor organizations around the world fear will be a cover-up for the main ‘accomplishment’ of the LAF (Lithuanian Activist Front) and related fascist groups, and their local supporters. These groups, often identified by white armbands and known as white armbanders, had started to carry out murder, molestation and pillage of Jewish neighbors in dozens of locations even before the arrival of German Nazi forces in late June 1941. Many of the same killers went on to serve voluntarily as shooters in the annihilation of most of Lithuanian Jewry in the second half of 1941.
Tag Archives: Liekis
Lithuanian Parliament and Genocide Research Center planning 2011 Film to Sanitize (and Glorify?) the ‘Rebels’ of 1941
Posted in Arts, Collaborators Glorified, Double Genocide, Film, Genocide Center (Vilnius), Legacy of 23 June 1941, News & Views, Politics of Memory Tagged Algimantas Liekis, Barry Rubin, Brandisauskas, Chancellery of the Parliament of Lithuania, Christoph Dieckmann, Genocide Research Center, Glorification of Holocaust perpetrators, Joseph Levinson, LAF, Liekis, Lithuanian Activist Front, Lithuanian Holocaust, Liudas Truska, sanitization of the Holocaust, Timothy Snyder Comments Off on Lithuanian Parliament and Genocide Research Center planning 2011 Film to Sanitize (and Glorify?) the ‘Rebels’ of 1941