See attached. English and Lithuanian.
I wrote to President Grybauskaite on January 27, 2017, expressing concerns about Holocaust distortion emanating from their Lithuanian Population Genocide and Resistance Research Center. Her response was to dismiss my concerns, stating that Noreika had not been placed on trial, and that the Lithuanian Genocide Center, the Lithuanian Supreme Court, and the Lithuanian State Security Department found no need for corrective action. That reply is here:
I wrote to the President again on March 7, 2017, reflecting additional details on the Holocaust distortion emanating from the Genocide Center. The President’s reply is attached below, she states that she has no responsibility, will not do anything, but we are to be assured that she really cares about the victims.
In her first response, she checked with three State institutions, in her second she declines any investigation, but, she really, really cares about the victims.
The first page is the English language translation, the 2nd page her original letter.
On March 7, 2017, I appealed to the Ombudsman of the Lithuanian Parliament to investigate Holocaust denial / distortion at the Genocide Center. The appeal is here:
Reply received and attached – they decline to investigate.
On March 7, 2017, I presented the attached appeal to the Ombudsman of the Lithuanian Parliament.
The first eight pages are the English language translation of the appeal, the actual document served to Parliament begins on page 9.
It was stamped as received by Parliament on the top of page 9.
In Lithuanian only: Seimas_Ombudsman
On January 27, 2017, I wrote the following letter to President Grybauskaite:
The President’s reply was dated February 6, 2017, and is posted in a PDF file 2d-588 at the bottom of the post here: https://ggochin.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/president-grybauskaite-responds/
My response to the President is dated March 6, 2017. My letter was delivered to the President’s office and stamped received on March 7. The letter is attached to this post. First pages are the English translation, follows is the original letter in Lithuanian.
In my continuing quest to have honors removed for Holocaust perpetrators, this is my latest appeal to the Lithuanian Heritage Department.
On January 27, 2017, I sent President Grybauskaite a letter about Jonas Noreika, she has replied, her reply is attached.
My letter is posted here:
Re President Grybauskaite’s response:
Many years ago, I wrote to the President’s office to complain about bias in the Migration Department. Whomever was President at that time, then referred me back to the Migration Department. Similarly this time, after complaining about Holocaust denial at the Genocide Center, President Grybauskaite returned to them for comment.
According to President Grybauskaite, Noreika’s own words, documents, and actions do not condemn him, he would need a court trial to condemn him. Given that he is dead, that is not possible, so he will remain a national hero.
The willfully ignorant state refused to put their hero on trial, so that, by their standard, makes him innocent. Stalin, Hitler and many others also did not go on trial, therefore, I wonder if the Lithuanian State also withholds judgment from them?
President Grybauskaite goes on to offer her standard Lithuanian victimhood with the Stalinist reference. This response is some of the most beautifully crafted, totally circular, doublespeak I’ve seen in a long time.
By following the President’s logic, every Nazi who ordered Jews to be murdered, but was not individually tried and convicted, is a hero because he sincerely fought for a better Germany.
76 years since the Holocaust in Lithuania began, she is unwilling to address facts in the public domain. She has taken a very clear complaint about the Genocide Center, and implicated herself, the Genocide Center, the Supreme Court and the State Security Department in Holocaust distortion. President Grybauskaite has condemned Lithuania for another generation.