Sunday, 2 February 2014

Lithuanians are also guilty of genocide ( II )

I think what is happening in Lithuania is far more serious than the phenomenon of Holocaust denial which has never penetrated mainstream European society "

Efraim Zuroff 
Simon Wiesenthal Centre

Vilnius July 1941 A Lithuanian proud of his "flock" of Jews for slaughter.

LITHUANIA under Nazi occupation was one of the great killing fields of Europe, chiefly for the country's Jewish population which was all but annihilated.

Locals greet German soldiers

Ponary, seven kilometers outsider Vilnius is famous as death camp, also the Kaunas fortress that during World War II, parts of the fortress complex were used by Nazi Germany  for detention, interrogation, and execution. About 50,000 people were executed there, including more than 30,000 victims of the Holocaust

The June 24, 1941 , the Lithuanian Security Police ( Lietuvos saugumo Policija ) was subordinated to the German Security Police and the Criminal Police of Nazi Germany, which would be involved in various actions against Jews and other enemies of the created Commanders nazi.
 Nazi regime presented reports claiming that the Lithuanian police battalions overcome their " desire " .
 The most famous Lithuanian unit that participated in the Holocaust was the Lithuanian squad Sonderkommando ( Ypatingasis Burys ) area of ​​Vilnius, in which killed tens of thousands of Jews, Poles and others in the slaughter of Lithuanian Ponary.
Another organization involved in the Holocaust was the Lithuanian Labour Guard ( Guard Labor Lithuanian ) .2 Many Lithuanians supporters of Nazi policies came from the organization Wolf fascist Hierro.3 overall, the Lithuanian nationalist administration was interested in the settlement of the Jews who were considered as potential enemies and rivals of ethnic Lithuanians and , therefore , not only opposed the Nazi policy burnt but actually adopted like propia.

The current government of Lithuania and the latest from the breakup of the USSR not only have shown no repentance but extol the memory of war criminals and members of the SS without the European Union do anything .

·          A member of a Party of Lithuania said that :

Bronius Bradauskas who said that state pensions to Lithuanians who rescued Jews during the World War II should be paid by Israel, not Lithuania

The history of Khiena Katz[1]

During the Aktion ( Collective killing of Jews)[2]  of 24 October 1941 the Germans came to our home and ordered us to come with them I asked if we should take anything. The robbers said that if we had any gold, it would be probably useful in our new place.
  Our whole family - my parents, my sister, and my children-was taken with all the other residents in our buildding to the Lukishki Prison. They made us undress to our underwear. Our clothes were quickly taken away. They beat us with iron clubs. Weiss showed up at dawn and ordered us to get dressed. We told him the guards had taken our clothing. He started screaming :
  “ Who dared ? You´ll have to go to work the way you are! You´ll have to be taken in trucks…”.
    The children and the men were separated from us . Still undressed we were loaded into the trucks and taken somewhere. Once in the truck, Weiss announced :

“ Know that I am your your father! I am taking you to the factory to work. What sort of work it is  you will soon find out."

   He pulled a bag from his pocket and gave each of us a piece of candy. Many began to trust Weiss, they stopped weeping and started talking about their new work. Some were even smiling, As for me I did not believe a single word. I knew I had come to the end of the line .I must admit however, that I took the candy. I thought: "If it is poisoned, then so much the better- they won´t torture me; if it isn't, I can suck on something sweet in my last minutes."
When we reached Ponary. They herded us into the ditch with whips.
“This is where you will work !” Weiss laughed at us He ordered us to removed our undershirts and wait our turn. Weiss threatened to gouge out the eyes of anyone who refused to obey the order. And Immediately he carried out his treat on one woman.
About two hundred women were in the ditch. There were also a few children.  They had been separated from the women in the prison, but several women somehow manage! their children, and now the little ones were clinging to their mothers.
At first everyone was sobbing and wailing, but they gradually grew quiet. Two  hundred aces away an execution was taking place. I saw them murder my father with my own eyes .He was first stunned by a blow from a crowbar and then shot. Covered with blood, covered with blood, he fell on top of a dead body.
My sister was lying down, resting next to me. Her two-year-old little boy Moishele was  sobbing at her breast. When the shooting had died down a bit, I suddenly heard a singing something. She was rocking her little boy to the tune of a familiar folk song
 Tra-la-la, sweet little girl
Tra-la-la, sweet little bird,
I have lost my true love,
My sorrow is oh so bitter.
One woman took out a piece of bread and started eating it. Others followed her example. Our turn came toward the end of the day. We were led to the huge grave in groups of ten. It was thirty to forty meters long. The ditch became deeper as it led closer to the grave; where the two met it was about seven meters deep.
Our group was last. Weiss came over and ordered us to line up. He was holding some sort of cloth and tore it into ten pieces to blindfold us. I was the first in line. My mother and sister were behind me.
"Hands on your hips!" Weiss ordered as he led us forward. I stepped on bodies that were not yet cold.
Suddenly the order rang out: "Fire!" Behind me my sister cried out, "God!"
I felt her fall. I fell beside her and lost consciousness.
When I came to, it was dawn. The dead were lying on top of me, covered with lime I recognized my sister. Moishele looked as if he were dozing at her breast. I crawled out from  under the heavy pile of bodies and went to the ditch to look for some clothes. I found a nightgown and put it on; then I found an old shirt, and, wearing nothing else, I ran away, back to the ghetto. There I spent a whole month in the hospital.

One of many criminals Lithuanians :

Algimantas Mykolas Dailidė (born 12 March 1921. died 2011 Germany)


He was born in Lithuania in 1922. He worked as a real estate agent until settled in Gulfport , Florida. In 1997 , for hiding his activities during World War II

It has been proven that the Jews arrested by Dailide Paneriari were executed in a wooded area near Vilnius where 5,000 Jews during the war died or were sent to the ghetto in Vilnius to be confined in " inhumane conditions ." Almost all the Jews of the ghetto died there during the war.

A federal court in Ohio ( in the central United States withdrew U.S. citizenship in 1997 , having confirmed their participation in the arrest of Jews had come to America in 1950. Was lied to immigration services saying forest guard who had been during the war.

His deportation to Lithuania was delayed until 2004 , where he became sentenced in 2006 to five years in prison by a Lithuanian court for his role in the episode of the Vilna Ghetto . The judges , meanwhile, refused to implement the judgment due to age , because the " no danger to society ." It was filed a new petition in 2008 against the refusal to implement the judgment , but Dailide was considered unfit to be punished without being examined by doctors who confirmed attested . the latest information on his whereabouts is 2011, when it was found in Saxony, Germany , living with his wife.

For seven years, the U.S. has claimed Algimantas Dailide helped the Nazis slaughter Lithuanian Jews. He maintains he was a clueless bureaucrat.

Another example among many.

 The leader of Lithuania's six-week provisional government in 1941, Juozas Ambrazevičius-Brazaitis

The decision by the Lithuanian government to rebury him (he died in America) in Kaunas in 2012 attracted powerful criticism from Jewish groups outside Lithuania.

A group of the country's most distinguished liberal intellectuals have issued a public statement (text in Lithuanian) condemning the event. The signatories include Irena Veisaitė, a Holocaust survivor who as a child was saved by Lithuanians at risk of their own lives, Tomas Venclova, the country's best-known poet and Soviet-era dissident, and Leonidas Donskis, a philosopher and member of the European Parliament. The full text (not available elsewhere in English) is appended at the end of this blog post. But the main point is this:

“…A government which consigned an entire class of its citizenry to discrimination and persecution, and then subsequently failed to defend it from mass killings conducted by an occupying power and those collaborating with it, cannot properly claim to be defending freedom. The putative benefits of the Provisional Government's unsuccessful attempts to reassert Lithuanian sovereignty are vastly overshadowed and defiled by the inhumane words and deeds to which it lent its authority. And what would be the value of sovereignty bought at the price of the blood of the innocent?
·                                 - we deplore the persecution and destruction of innocent Lithuanian citizens and others that took place during the tenure of the Ambrazevicius-Brazaitis Provisional Government…”

United States Ambassador to Lithuanian Anne E. Derse
cited the investigation by the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes which states that the Provisional Government "made no specific public reference to the massacres of Jews which were taking place in Kaunas, on the government’s very doorstep," "made no discernible attempt to interfere with or, at the very least, disassociate themselves from the German takeover of the hastily formed units composed of former anti-Soviet partisans and Red Army deserters," and ultimately "failed in its responsibility to at least attempt to clearly state its opposition to the anti-Jewish violence beyond urging avoidance of “public massacres” of Jews

[1] The complete Black Book of Russian Jewry. Iya Ehrenburg and Vasily Grossman,
[2] Author´s note

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