Posts published in Day: November 10, 2019

When poem could land you in prison: Soviet Lithuanian author implicated in fellow writer’s persecution

Sunday, November 10, 2019

As Vilnius moves to adjust memory policies by removing memorial plaques and renaming streets named after alleged Nazi collaborators, a statue and a square to a Soviet-era poet Petras Cvirka attracts controversy. Why does the writer, named as both an influential Lithuanian author and an open Soviet advocate, implicated in the conviction and deportation of a fellow poet, Kazys Jakubėnas, remain an open sore in the society? Submitting damning testimonies…