Yad Vashem and the Holocaust in Lithuania

Lithuanians must acknowledge their society’s active complicity in the murder of its Jewish citizens

By DINA PORAT
September 15, 2013 13:15
3 minute read.
The Holocaust memorial at Paneriai near Vilnius, Lithuania

The Holocaust memorial at Paneriai near Vilnius, Lithuania. (photo credit: INTS KALNINS / REUTERS)

 
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The grave accusations made by Danny Ben-Moshe in his piece, “Yad Vashem and the two genocides” (August 12), are far from true and distort the actual situation. He raises well-known problems regarding Lithuania’s attitude toward its Holocaust history, while offering no constructive ideas on how to tackle them.


For its part, Yad Vashem has long been addressing these issues directly with the Lithuanians.


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