by Rūta Miškinytė, 15min.lt
Following the publication by the Center for the Study of the Genocide and Resistance of Residents of Lithuania of a finding compiled by Dalius Egidijus Stancikas on Jonas Noreika’s alleged rescue of Jews from the Holocaust, Lithuanian historians have expressed dissatisfaction with the finding and its methodology. Lithuanian History Institute director Alvydas Nikžentaitis lambasted its uncritical acceptance of sources while Vilnius University History Faculty dean Nerijus Šepetys said the finding was a disgrace to the Genocide Center and highly mendacious.
The Genocide Center Wednesday published the finding claiming controversial figure Jonas Noreika Jonas Noreika engaged in rescuing Jews from the Holocaust and set up a network for doing this. The only piece of evidence offered was an oral testimony from Jesuit priest Jonas Borevičius published in the United States in 1986.
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