Posts tagged as genocide

Critics fear revisionism as Lithuania’s genocide research centre appoints new adviser

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The appointment of a controversial author to advise Lithuania’s state-funded genocide research institution has raised doubts among historians and drew protest from the country’s Jewish community. The Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania (LGGRTC), which studies the crimes of the Nazi and Soviet occupying regimes in Lithuania, has appointed Vidmantas Valiušaitis as one of two advisers to its new director Adas Jakubauskas. A journalist, author and a former editor-in-chief…

Commemoration Day of the Genocide of the Jews takes place in Latvia

Friday, July 5, 2019

On 4th July 2019, the official Commemoration Day of Genocide against the Jews in Latvia took place. The main public event commemorates the burning of the Choral Synagogue in Rīga on the 4th of July in 1941. This date marked the beginning of the Holocaust in the territory of Latvia, and since 1990 has been dedicated to remembrance of all the Jews that were killed in the Holocaust during the…

UN: Genocide in Myanmar continues

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are still suffering a genocide, UN investigators stated to the organisation’s Security Council and called for international court proceedings. French news agency AFP reports that on Wednesday, October 24, Marzuki Darusman, chairman of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, stated that apart from mass killings of 10 000 people, the conflict included the ostracization of the population, prevention of births, and widespread displacement in camps. Its…

No one can deny truth about genocide against Lithuanian people – Grybauskaite

Friday, July 20, 2018

No artificial barriers can prevent young people from honoring the memory of the victims of Stalinism, just as no one can deny the historical truth about the genocide against the Lithuanian people, President Dalia Grybauskaite said as she met with members of Mission Siberia’18 team on Wednesday. “This memory will always be alive, as evidenced by the patriotic determination by young people to go ahead with this year’s expeditions despite…