Reply to Heritage Department

In my continuing quest to have honors removed for Holocaust perpetrators, this is my latest appeal to the Lithuanian Heritage Department.

Reply to Heritage Department on Noreika

 

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President Grybauskaite responds:

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:

https://ggochin.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/letter-to-lithuanian-president-grybauskaite-on-international-holocaust-memorial-day/

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.

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Letter to Lithuanian President Grybauskaite on International Holocaust Memorial Day

On January 27, 1945, the Auschwitz death camp was liberated. This anniversary is commemorated as “International Holocaust Remembrance Day”.

Today, on the seventy second anniversary, and approximately 76 years since the Holocaust began in Lithuania, my attached appeal was served to the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite.

A copy is attached – this includes letter attachments. The stamp receipt shows that it was received by the President’s Office, today.

The first four pages of this attachment is an English language translation of my letter, the balance of the PDF is the original letter in the Lithuanian language.

Letter to Lithuanian President Grybauskaite 1-27-17

Copies of this latter have been sent to:

Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis

Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius

Ambassador Rolandas Krisciunas (USA)

Ambassador Jakstonyte (SA)

Ambassador Skaisgiryte (UK)

Ambassador Bagdonas (IL)

Lithuanian Consul General Darius Gaidys (Los Angeles)

Chancellor of the Government

Ministers of National Defense Culture Education Foreign Affairs and Interior.

Secretary General of the Seimas

Speaker of the Seimas

Seimas International Relations Unit

Chair of Lithuanian Poles Electoral Action-Union of Christian Families Political Group

Chair of Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrat Political Group

Chair of Liberals Movement Political Group

Chair of Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union Political Group

Chair of Lithuanian Social Democratic Party Political Group

Mr. Linas Balsys.

Chair of the Lithuanian Jewish Community

Israeli Ambassador Maimon

Dr. Ephraim Zuroff (SWC)

All Vilnius City Councilors

Vilnius Mayor Simasius

Vilnius Administration Director

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Bureaucratic backflips to protect Holocaust amnesia

http://www.jewishjournal.com/bloggish/item/in_lithuania_bureaucratic_backflips_protect_holocaust_amnesia

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Defending a murderer:

On December 16, 2016, I posted this about the efforts to remove the honors for the man responsible for the murder of my family in Lithuania – Noreika:

https://ggochin.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/noreika-monument/

The Heritage Department has responded – their response is attached to this post.

The Lithuanian Heritage Department will not do anything to remove the honors. They offer no explanations for how they come up with their decisions or why our facts were incorrect.

They say the plaque was installed in 1997 and belongs to the City, not the library – how do they know this when the city does not? Again they offer no backup.

Noreika signed the orders to ghetto my relatives, his writings are extensive, we are very clear as to his beliefs and his actions. The Genocide Center has defended Noreika, notwithstanding the abundant evidence against him. The Mayor of Vilnius has ignored our appeals, and now the Heritage Department offers a declination without backup or addressing our claims. We can be very clear as to the value given to a Jew murderer in Lithuania, versus a Jewish victim.

I am just amazed at the time and energy they have put in to defending this Jew murderer, very much similar to the time, energy and expense they went to, to deny that my Grandfather was my Grandfather, where it took the Lithuanian Supreme Court to rule that the Interior Ministries positions were “absurd” and “baseless”.

Given how dishonest the Lithuanian lower Courts were in my citizenship cases, I am clear that the Lithuanian judicial system would be as dishonest on a case like this, and I would have to go back to the Supreme Court to have any truth addressed.

It is clear to me what Lithuania as a country is, how very sad for the decent Lithuanian people.

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Noreika monument

After having failed to have the Noreika Monument removed for reasons of morality and human dignity, we tried to pursue a legal strategy  where we showed that the monument had been installed without City permits and was required to be brought in line with city ordinances.

The minutiae of that case makes it hopeless.

The next case we filed (below) on December 9, 2016 is against the National Heritage Department. Noreika’s monument stands on a national heritage site, violating multiple regulations. The Heritage Department will now have to pursue the City to have it removed.

The Action is attached, once I have it in English, I will post that too.

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Lithuania’s welcome mat to Jews

http://diariojudio.com/opinion/lithuanias-welcome-mat-to-jews/222357/

 

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