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  Cheshvan 11, 5778 , 31/10/17

EJC condemns attacks on Lithuanian Holocaust critic

The European Jewish Congress has strongly condemned what it called the "outrageous" attacks on Ruta Vanagaite, a Lithuanian historian and author, who has written about Lithuanian complicity in the Holocaust. Vanagaite’s publisher Alma Littera ordered all her books destroyed and severed all contacts with her after she raised questions about the Lithuanian Parliament’s decision to honour Adolfas Ramanauskas, who the Simon Wiesenthal Center has found evidence demonstrating his likely involvement in Holocaust crimes in Druskininkai in the initial weeks after the Nazi invasion.

EJC President Moshe Kantor said, “It should be unthinkable that in 2017, books with views that some disagree with are destroyed and is reminiscent of far darker times.” He added, “Ruta is a brave voice which is necessary for Lithuanians to face their past, especially during the Holocaust, and she should be praised instead of being attacked.”

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