Cover Osteuropa 8-10/2008

In Osteuropa 8-10/2008

Repress, Review, Remember
Jewish Heritage in Lithuania

Vytautas Toleikis

Deutsche Fassung


Important centres of East European Jewish life were once located on the territory of modern-day Lithuania. The Nazis and their Lithuanian accomplices murdered almost all of the Jews there. In the Soviet Union, commemoration of the victims and the preservation of the Jewish heritage were taboo. This changed with Lithuanian independence. However, the recognition of coresponsibility in the murder of Lithuania’s Jews has met with resistance in parts of the political world. The refusal to prosecute alleged perpetrators of the Holocaust is vexing. Within society and the younger generation’s concept of history, the country’s Jewish heritage is increasingly secure.

(Osteuropa 8-10/2008, pp. 455–464)

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