Lithuania’s Holocaust hypocrisy
Regarding Jenni article: Lithuania’s Shoah whitewash project (JC, March 31), the following are the facts: The Einsatzkommando 2 of the German security police reported the murder of 114,856 Lithuanian Jews as early as December 1, 1942. One hundred and thirtynine Nazi personnel, of whom 44 were secretaries and drivers, and 95 were murderers, directed this slaughter. Local Lithuanians enthusiastically, and voluntarily conducted the killings. victims, but, ironically, not enough to investigate Holocaust denial by her Genocide Centre.
Lithuanian diplomats encourage Jews to travel to Lithuania and invest in the country. They express sympathy for their Jewish victims, and simultaneously hide the fact that they venerate many of the murderers and work vigorously to exculpate them.
Everyone should know the facts and not be misled by the beguiling propaganda of Lithuania’s professional diplomatic sales staff. by the Board of Deputies. The Ultra-Orthodox left the Board of Deputies of their own volition. I am sure they would be welcomed back. When the Gestapo and KGB came knocking on Jews’ doors, they did not ask whether the occupants were Ultra-Orthodox, Orthodox, Masorti, Reform, Liberal, or Progressive. If Mr Andrew Cohen wants a separate body, let him set up and fund it. was no more than three years older than us, his pupils.
In recalling those days, we would respectfully point out that, no doubt due to the demands of space, your article implies a continuous academic career for “Eli” at Cambridge. In fact, he spent at least two years prior to Cambridge at LSE, as part of the then tiny (now large) International Relations Department. I am sure he remembered with pleasure, that carefree episode in his illustrious career