I quote from the other forum in response:
First of all, the spelling of the presumably Latvian for this newspaper made me suspicious, knowing that Latvians call themselves Letts. My instinct proved correct: It's a Lithuanian newspaper.
Marijampole is located in Lithuania, it is a Lithuanian town, the newspaper is Lithuanian.
Now let's consider this: Lithuanian is a language almost entirely by ethnic Lithuanians and no one else. If any of you subscribe to The Revisionist, look this article up and see if there are any Lithuanians on the editorial board or as an author. For that matter, check for Latvians. Basically, check for names whose ethnic status your not sure of and bring them. I think that the folks over at Smith's new little venture are creating their own sources.
Germar Rudolf worked together with Dr. Myroslaw Dragan, an American of Polish/Ukrainian descent on this. Dr. Dragan probably speaks the local Lithuanian language.
This message I received by e-mail on 20.05.2003 from the Hon. Mayor of Marijampole Municipality, Mr. Vidmantas Brazys:
Dear Roberto Muehlenkamp,
I would like to inform you, that in the Internet page of Marijampole Municipality, on line presentation of ?Places to visit? under item 10 contains the following passage: ?In the valley of the Sesupe river 5090 Jewish and people of other nationalities were killed in 1941 by Nazi forces.? This fact is confirmed by the documents.
Presumably the Jäger Report. The Soviets found it in some archive in Vilnius, fifteen years after the event.
In 1970 the cemetery were included into the list of Culture Monuments. The area, where is thought were graves, is planted with olive trees and placed the monument.
Because the exact location of the graves was not known, in 1996 were done archaeological excavations and the place of fusillade was found (about 50 m to the west from registered graves).
They probably found some spent amunition.
Doctor of Archaeology Science of Vilnius University Mr Algimantas Merkevicius did archaeological excavations. All the documents of excavation keep Chief Specialist of Architecture and Urbanity Division of Marijampole Municipality Mr Gedeminas Kuncaitis.
Facts in the article of Germar Rudolf are primary and not final results of archaeological excavations.
Mayor Vidmantas Brazys
It is interesting to note that after starting with the excavations in 1996 that by 2003 the results are still preliminary.
To me this seems to be an indication that they did not find the right thing.
Of course, in the meantime it is illigal to "deny" the Holocaust in Lithuania.
And this is from Dr. Algimantas Merkevicius, received on 17 June 2003:
Dear sir Roberto Muehlankamp,
Sorry for late answer, but I was outside of me office.Yes, I excavated mass grave territory in Marijampole in 1996. The purpose was to finde exact place of the graves. The supposed burrial place was emty and I found the mass graves about 100 m outside of this supposed territory. People were kiled and burried in a big dich. But after finding the exact place, my work was over. I don't know how much people were kiled and how big the mass grave territory.
Best regards,sincerely yours
It is to be assumed, that if Merkevicius would have found the mass graves of 5000 that this would have been big news in the world.
How many did he find? Twenty?