Lithua­nia’s Holo­caust hypocrisy

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE - Frazer’s

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

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