Lithuanian towns mark Holocaust massacres of Jews

By JTA
August 30, 2016 15:34

Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė called the Holocaust a tragedy of all of Lithuanua during a commemoration ceremony at the site of 1941 massacre of Jewish residents in the town of Molėtai in eastern Lithuania.

“Their memory is an uncompromising obligation for all Lithuanian people to fight against hatred, violence, discrimination, and indifference, and to respect and protect those who are around us,” Grybauskaitė said  during Monday’s ceremony.

Relatives of those murdered in Molėtai and the Lithuanian Jewish Community organized a March of Remembrance attended by local residents prior to the ceremony. “This demonstrates that Lithuanians are changing, casting away primitive stereotypes, becoming open and tolerant as they uphold and defend human values,” said the president.


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