[LAST UPDATE; ORIGINAL PUBLICATION 27 APRIL 2023]
OPINION | FILM | BOLD CITIZENS | SAULIUS BERŽINIS | SHEDUVA
Defending History proudly supports modern Lithuania’s first major Holocaust truth teller, documentary film maker
What is it all about? Allegedly, a major gang-up is underway against Vilnius’s beloved documentarian Saulius Beržinis who was perhaps the first to tell the truth about the Holocaust in Lithuania. His 2018 Rogatchi Humanist of the Year Award was presented the following year in a Vilnius ceremony that included the ambassadors of Finland, Norway and the United States. Back in 2004 he was Lithuania’s Person of Tolerance, and American journalist Ben Smith, in a 2001 feature article in the Forward, chronicled his earlier work including his sensational 1990s filmed interviews with actual Holocaust perpetrators.