The Lithuanian Government will not take down monuments for Holocaust perpetrators for moral reasons, so I appealed to the Heritage Department to remove the Noreika monument on aesthetic grounds. They of course declined and so I litigated the case:
My initial appeal was is here:
The lower level court initially ruled against me based on absurd technical reasons. I appealed this declination to the Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court who agreed with me and overruled the lower Court, returning the case for re-consideration. The very same lower court judge that heard the case the first time, was then re-assigned the case again, and the Judge then created a new technicality in order to re-dismiss the case yet again. It is absurd. This is a ping pong game sending the case back and forth between courts, simply to wear me out and run up my legal bills.
Lower-level Lithuanian courts have historically demonstrated a lack of independence and susceptibility to political pressure. This lower court judge is the prime example of everything that is wrong with the Lithuanian legal system.
The three legal case decisons are posted below, they are so absurd that I could not be bothered to have them translated into English. If anyone wants to read utter legal drivel, have it translated. Lithuanian lower courts are simply an absurdity. This type of judicial nonsense is part of the reason why foreign companies are so reluctant to open businesses in Lithuania.
Heritage Department cases
Below is testimony by my cousin, Sonia (Sheyne) Beder.
This testimony forms part of the Koniuchowsky Archive, currently housed at Yad Vashem.
Attached is a request submitted to the Genocide Center on August 11, 2017.
The first two pages are the English language translation of the inquiry.
Please also see the bibliography attached.
The Genocide Center has a history of selecting documents that will satisfy their ideological agenda, and excluding documents they find “inconvenient”. By providing a bibliography, we hope to make it more difficult for this Lithuanian Government Agency to excuse the conduct of Holocaust Perpetrators.
This inquiry will be inconvenient for their narrative, we expect them to do they can to avoid providing a response.
Genocide Center Aug 11 2017
I have managed to obtain original copies of Volumes 5 & 6, I have attached these for research purposes.
I still seek Volumes 1,2,3,4, and 7 in original copies.
If anyone has, please may I see them?
Lithuania Crime and Punishment volume 5
Lithuania Crime and Punishment Volume 6
See attached. English and Lithuanian.
Heritage legal action
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.
President Grybauskaite response March 31 2017
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.