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An American Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues has called on Lithuania «to objectively review the actions of historical figures to determine the impact of their actions, both positive and negative».

This summer in Lithuania, a discussion about the historical memory of controversial historical figures has been sparked by the removal of a memorial plaque to Jonas Noreika, who is seen as a Holocaust collaborator during the Nazi occupation and a heroic guerrilla fighter during the Soviet occupation of Lithuania by others.

Cherrie Daniels, the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues at the U.S. Department of State, published last week a series of tweets.

«To venerate those whose actions directly led to the persecution and murder of thousands of innocent people during the #Holocaust creates divisions allowing disinformation to take hold, promotes #antisemitism, and tarnishes #Lithuania’s international reputation,» the diplomat wrote.

«The outcomes of the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in #Lithuania should be taken seriously,» she noted.


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