Thursday, November 3, 2011

Israel's Dilemma: Lithuania Votes Against UNESCO Bid While 'Relativizing' the Holocaust

From the US Holocaust Museum: Two young brothers in the
Kovno ghetto,1944. They were later deported to Majdanek camp.
Here is an example of Israel's choice between a rock and a hard place: Lithuania votes against the Palestinians' UNESCO bid while at the same time bringing prosecutions against Holocaust survivors whom they claim aided the Soviets as anti-Nazi partisans. Did you get that? Let Dovid Katz explain it in this startling op-ed in the Jerusalem Post:

"Within minutes of the UNESCO vote, Rolandas Kacinskas, minister plenipotentiary at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington, e-mailed his Jewish list the one-liner: 'This is just a quick note to let you know that at today’s UNESCO general assembly Lithuania voted AGAINST admitting Palestine as a full member of UNESCO' (red capital letters appeared in the original).

"The vote might have been cause for rejoicing if not for Lithuania’s sad record of attempted prosecutions of elderly Holocaust survivors because they escaped the ghetto to join up with the anti-Nazi partisan resistance in the forests, or because they have the courage to tell the truth about the Holocaust." Read the entire article and the following for more background on the Holocaust and the Baltic States:

Dovid Katz in Tablet: The Crime of Surviving
Adam Holland: Lithuanian Holocaust Denial Still Rampant
Holocaust in the Baltics Website
Wiesenthal Center Protests Lithuanian Judicial Campaign to Discredit Jewish Heroes of Anti-Nazi Resistance

2 comments:

  1. The National Bureau that monitors antisemitisme in France has lodged a complaint:
    http://www.sosantisemitisme.org/communique.asp?ID=596

    Last year too:
    http://philosemitism.blogspot.com/2010/11/unbearable-ordinary-anti-semitism-in.html

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  2. it seems like, according to dovid katz, the jews in the nkvd who deported thousands of innocent Lithuanians to siberia were just doing their job and are forgiven.

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