Posts tagged as Vilnius’s population

Truth is necessary for reconciliation in Lithuania

By Grant Gochin on Saturday, August 3, 2019

At the turn of the 20th century, about half of Vilnius’s population was Jewish. All that remains of Jewish life there is a tourist trail, and monuments lauding Holocaust perpetrators. To divorce Lithuania from its Holocaust-related past, and to create a national-foundation narrative, Lithuania devised a government agency named the Genocide Center, whose mission is to rewrite the history of Lithuania. Through this sanitisation process, it converts perpetrators into national…