Re: Killings in Linkuva #lithuania #holocaust


Frank Szmulowicz
 

Susan Gray, Chicago

Your account parallels the experience of Ruta Vanagaite and Efraim Zuroff as they travelled together around Lithuania, searching for the sites of mass killings of Jews. They encountered a lot of denial but also a few rare moments of candor. In general, the Lithuania's population tries to deny the atrocities and wants to wipe off that page of their history clean.  Voices of conscience are suppressed and threatened. Ruta Vanagaite, a very popular personality in Lithuania, had to leave the country following the publication of her book. Yet, it sold some 19,000 copies before being pulled off the shelves. I believe that in a similar situation, the history would repeat itself. 

Frank Szmulowicz

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