BRUSSELS - May 29, 2012 The European Jewish Parliament strongly condemns the decision of the Lithuanian authorities to rebury former Nazi collaborator Juozas Ambrazevicius in Lithuania.
The European Jewish Parliament (EJP) is deeply shocked by the decision of the Lithuanian authorities to rebury former Nazi Collaborator Juozas Ambrazevicius in the city of Kaunas.
It should be recalled that the government led then by Prime Minister Juozas Ambrazevicius decided in June 1941 to create in Nazi occupied Lithuania the first concentration camp especially for Jews.
As a result of the criminal acts which took place in Lithuania till 1944 over 200,000 Jews were brutally murdered. Ambrazevicius is personally responsible for their murder.
The EJP deplores that the current Lithuanian government are not only allowing the reburial in Kaunas but are financially supporting the reburial.
The EJP is deeply concerned about rising revisionism in Europe, welcomes the strong reaction of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and calls on Lithuanian and other European leaders to condemn the ceremony of transfer and reburial of Juozas Ambrazevicius which tarnishes the memory of Holocaust victims.
The EJP's Fighting Anti-Semitism Committee, headed by co-chairmen Mr Raymond Briefel and Mr Eduard Dolinsky, is determined to take action to confront the growing and worrying attempts of the revitalisation of Nazism in Europe.
For further details please contact EJP co-chairman Mr Joel Rubinfeld: email@example.com / +32-475-24-8000