Israeli parliament speaker slams Lithuanians for contribution to Holocaust
Vilnius. (Interfax/BNS) - Chairman of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, Reuven Rivlin has presented "a historical claim" to Lithuanians for their collaboration with the Nazis in the mass murder of Jews during WWII.
"Standing here, on this land of hell, we should not forget that this all was done not by criminal gangs or hooligans but by thousands of organized people, who were eager to take part in one of the most horrible crimes in history," Rivlin said at a mourning ceremony near a Holocaust memorial in Paneriai.
Rivlin made this statement during a speech in the community of Paneriai on Tuesday, when Lithuania was commemorating the victims of Jewish genocide on its territory. ***Paneriai was a site of mass killings and burial of Jews during the Nazi occupation.***
During the Nazi occupation, about 90% of the 220,000-strong Jewish population in Lithuania were killed.
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Same old wild assertions and no evidence. If Rivlin is 'standing on the ground' of a claimed mass grave, then why has no mass grave been excavated?
The assertion of "about 90% of the 220,000-strong Jewish population in Lithuania were killed" is laughable and completely lacking in evidence. Imagine, almost 200,000 Jews allegedly murdered in allegedly known centralized sites, but no mass graves to support the claims, no physical forensic evidence.
And as usual there is the implied need for Lithuania to hand over money, it always comes down to money.
Notice "Lithuania was commemorating the victims of Jewish genocide on its territory". Oh really? All of Lithuania? Who are these 'Lithuanians'?