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  • Lithuanian Jewish leader seeks delay on naming alleged Nazi collaborators

    6 days ago

    The leader of Lithuania’s  Jewish community supported a proposal to delay publishing the names of suspected Holocaust perpetrators out of concern for their families’ reputation and privacy.

    Faina Kukliansky, a former prosecutor and president of the Jewish Community of Lithuania,...

  • Resurrecting Lithuania’s Jewish past

    February 7, 2013 | 9:35 am

    During the course of one month in 1941, most of the thousands of Jewish residents of Utena, Lithuania, were rounded up by the Nazis, taken into the forest and murdered. Only a few dozen managed to escape.

    That episode nearly buried the entire history of the centuries-old town,...

  • It is very dangerous to suggest that areas of the world should be ‎Judenrein

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 23, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    Dr. Barry A. Kosmin of Trinity College, author of a survey of European Jewish leaders and ‎opinion formers, discusses the challenges facing the Jewish communities of Europe.


    European Jews are more concerned about a demographic decline today compared to the previous survey,...

  • Americans don’t forget Eastern Europe’s survivors

    By Jane Ulman

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Galina Isakovna's life has never been easy.

    She was 3 months old in 1922 when a pogrom broke out in her Belarusian village. As a band of anti-Semitic thugs stormed her family's home, her mother quickly stashed her under a bed. When the intruders entered the room, cutting up the...

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