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Published: 1 august 2019 16:25

Liutauras Ulevičius. Jonas Noreika or why have we collaborated with the Nazis for 30 years?

Liutauras Ulevičius
Vidmanto Balkūno / 15min nuotr. / Liutauras Ulevičius

The participation of certain patriots of independent Lithuania in the Holocaust is a complicated and toxic topic. It is unfortunate that this poison is harming Lithuania – by denying this problem, we will not resolve it and the symptoms are becoming ever more severe. I will and immediately leave a rhetorical question – did Jonas Noreika participate in the Holocaust?

Moving on, I will go to my native Utena. As was concluded in the 1941-12-01 report by Karl Jäger, over three days in 1941, almost all individuals of Jewish nationality were killed in Utena. 256 on July 31, 571 on August 7, while on August 29, a total of 3,782 residents were murdered in Utena and Molėtai altogether. A total of 4,609 victims. Of them – 1,469 children. Something like… like 58 school classes or 2-3 large contemporary schools in one go, in one day…

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