Attached is the Genocide Center’s response on Noreika dated 7-18-18.
The first pages is their response in Lithuanian, following is the translation into English.
I will update this post with my personal comments later next week.
I recently filed an appeal with the Lithuanian Public Prosecutor to investigate Burauskaite for criminal Holocaust denial. The appeal is in both English and in Lithuanian in the attachment listed “Burauskaite – public prosecutor”.
The Prosecutor declined, that declination is also attached. His main arguments are: “after analyzing delivered material it can be seen, that the question which is raised by applicant is a multifaceted and multidimensional phenomenon, it is very complicated and possibly unilateral historical generalizations does not match reality. Besides applicants’ and GC’s historians have different positions on some of the circumstances. During examination of statement to start criminal procedure it haven’t been detected, that GC would deny acts of aggression of Nazi Germany towards Republic of Lithuania or it’s citizens.”
There have been a number of recent articles in Lithuanian press about how wonderful were the ethnic Lithuanians that came to USA after the war. Especially galling are the syrupy narratives supplied by Sandy Baksys here:
What Ms. Baksys fails to mention is that while many ethnic Lithuanians were in fact victims, and many were in DP camps, many among them were also Jew murderers and facilitators of persecution of Lithuanian Jews.
Many in the “greatest generation” that she identifies knew who the perpetrators were, but they chose to protect murderers from justice.
The USA Government tried to return some of her “greatest generation” back to Lithuania, however Lithuania refused most. Of those that the USA Government did manage to return to Lithuania, that government did not punish a single one. In fact, since Lithuania regained independence, not one single Jew murderer has been punished by the Lithuanian Government.
Such were the values of many of Baksys’s “Greatest generation” of Lithuanians.
For anyone that wishes to educate themselves, here is a file on Kazys Palčiauskas:
New article – “Silencing History”.
Note the reference to NATO: “As Sužiedelis observed, “This is a large political and public relations problem. At the same time it’s a moral problem. This is seen from abroad, even by our very good friends who are favorable towards Lithuania … no one wants to defend a country whose reputation is so poor.”