Contents

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I. And Events Began and Unfolded Thus…

  • The Pursuit of the Jews Who Attempted to Retreat When the War Began(34)
  • The Pogrom in Vilijampolė (35)
  • A Black Page in the History of Lithuania (36)
  • The Beginning of the Organized Mass Killing of the Jews - Stasys Knezys (41)
  • A Word From the Historians
  • The Sonderkommando of the German Security Police and Security Service in Vilnius (1941-1944) – Arūnas Bubnys (45)
  • About the Participation of the Second (Vilnius) Lithuanian Police
  • Battalion in the Massacre of the Jews in Paneriai – Arūnas Bubnys  (53)

The Shoah in the Provinces of Lithuania:

  • Holocaust in Jurbarkas, June-September 1941 – Rūta Puišytė (54)
  • The Mass Extermination of the Jews of Ukmergė During the Hitlerite
  • Occupation – Neringa Latvytė-Gustaitienė (64)
  • The Great Action in the Kaunas Ghetto – Avraham Tory (78)
  • The Testament of Dr. Elchanan Elkes (with a commentary by Sigitas Geda) (94)

From Yahadut Lita

  • About the Shoah in Lithuania (in Kretinga, Lazdijai, Katkiškė, Panevėžys, Pasvalys, Siesikai, and Veliuona) (98)
  • Testimony, Evidence
  • The Massacre in Alytus, Fragments From the Mists of the Past, The Massacre in Nemenčinė, The Massacre in Prienai) (116)

From the Pages of the Lithuanian Press

  • Clearing Away the Dust of Time – Lazar Goldstein-Golden (124)
  • But the Past Is Alive – A Tekorius (125)
  • That Was in 1945 – Shimon Abramovich (128)
  • The Holocaust in Seirijai – Antanas Nedzinskas-Dzūkas (128)
  • Everything Began in this Way – D. Hadbangas (130)
  • The Eyes of History are Open – Antanas Salys (135)
  • The Children’s Action in the Šiauliai Ghetto – Leila Lipschitz (137)
  • There Are No Good Occupations – Petras Želvys (139)
  • Gunfire Echoed in the Forest – Juozas Vaitkus (141)
  • Small Jewish Ghettos and Temporary Isolation Camps in Lithuania – Arūnas Bubnys (143)
  • Karl Jäger’s Tabulation of the Massacre in Lithuania (144)
  • Who Killed the Jews of Lithuania? – Saulius Sužiedėlis (156)
  • The Fate of the Jews Who Survived the Mass Killings – Solomon Atamuk (158)

II. Documents Speak

From The Lithuanian Press About the Jews

  • During the Nazi Occupation 1941–1942 – Algis Kasparavičius 225

III. The Lithuanian Catholic Church and the Shoah in Lithuania

  • The Position of the Hierarchy of the Lithuanian Catholic Church Regarding the Jews – Valentinas Brandišauskas (231)
  • The Position of the Lithuanian Catholic Church on the Restitution of Jewish Property – Valentinas Brandišauskas (238)

IV. Lithuanian Jews in the Struggle Against Nazism

  • Spiritual Endurance and Moral Resistance (247)
  • The Ghetto and the Forest: Two Fields of Action on the Same Front (254)
  • Hymn of the Jewish Partisans – Hirsh Glik (265)
  • Legendary Escapes (266)
  • In the Ranks of the 16th Lithuanian Riflemen’s Division of the Soviet Army (268)

V. The Righteous Among the Nations

  • I say like a prayer the names of the People… – Icchokas Meras (247)
  • Foreword – Joseph Levinson (254)
  • Hands Bringing Life and Bread (265)
  • The Gold of the Jews – Pranas Morkus (266)

From the Pages of the Press

  • Nobleness – B. Elinienė (280)
  • Memory Knows No Limitations – Eglė Delkutė (283)
  • Childhood Shot Dead – Nijolė Petrošiūtė (286)
  • Fragments from the book Ir be ginklo kariai (290)
  • Knights of Goodness – Grigori Kanovich (293)

Excerpts From the First Two Volumes of Hands Bringing Life and Bread

  • Marija Rusteikaitė (296)
  • Vytautas Juodka (297)
  • Juozas Stakauskas (298)
  • Zofija Simokaitienė, Juozas Simokaitis (300)
  • Antanas Tekorius (301)
  • Jadvyga Gavelienė, Stasys Gavelis, Genovaitė Gavelytė-Stražnickienė (303)
  • Galina Jackevičiūtė (304)
  • Maksimilijonas Haškeris, Stefanija Haškerienė, Jurgita Haškerytė-Misikienė (305)
  • Antanas Gobis (306)
  • Jonas Graževičius, Marija Graževičienė (307)
  • Bronislovas Paukštys (308)
  • Elena Uborevič (310)
  • List (Incomplete) of Jewish Children Saved at the Kaunas Ghetto – Eliezer Zilber (311)
  • Lithuanians! My Heart is Full of Gratitude to You! – Jechiel Damba (315)

VI. About the Theory of the Two Genocides

  • The Shoah and the Theory of the Two Genocides – Joseph Levinson (322)
  • The Fall of the Lithuanian Republic in 1940 – Liudas Truska (354)
  • The Preconditions for the Holocaust in Lithuania – Liudas Truska (361)
  • Excerpts From Articles by Liudas Truska (374)
  • Those Who Exiled Lithuanians to the USSR (381)
  • The Darkness of History Still Darkens the Present – Valdas  Bartasevičius (385)
  • If there were no Jews, They would Need to be Invented – Valentinas Brandišauskas (387)
  • The Massacre of the Jews in Lithuania – Darius Udrys (391)
  • About the Article “The Right to be Misunderstood, or, Us and Them, Them and Us” – Joseph Levinson (394)
  • Sincere Efforts “to Reach a Final Explanation” – Linas Vildžiūnas (395)
  • Speak Well of Your Countrymen – or Say Nothing! – Vytautas Toleikis 403()
  • A Letter to the Editor – Agnė Mičiulytė (405)
  • About One of J. Mikelinskas’ “Discoveries” (407)

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

  • Do not Leave Us Alone – Joseph Levinson 408()
  • Crime and Punishment Lithuanian Style – Rimvydas Valatka (409)

VII. The Roman Catholic Church About the Shoah

  • We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah (with an Introductory Letter by Pope John Paul II) (415)
  • A Letter from the Bishops of Lithuania on the Occasion of Repentance and Apology Day (424)

VII. Public Figures, Cultural Leaders, Scholars, and Politicians About the Shoah in Lithuania

  • A Statement by the Lithuanian Intelligentsia about Relations of Lithuanians and Jews in Lithuania (429)
  • To Increase the Sum of Good on Earth – Elena Buivydaitė-Kutorgienė (431)
  • Jews and Lithuanians – Tomas Venclova 443)
  • Lithuanians and Jews – A. Žuvintas (451)
  • A Reply to A. Žuvintas – Tomas Venclova (456)
  • Where Is the True Essence of the Jewish Tragedy? – Arnoldas Piročkinas (462)
  • A Speech by Algirdas Brazauskas, President of the Republic of Lithuania (470)
  • A Speech by Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania (475)
  • We Can and Must Prevent It – Vytautas Landsbergis (477)
  • A Confrontation: The Most Shameful Page in Our History? (479)
  • Justice Must Triumph – Aušra Radzevičiūtė (489)
  • The Lessons of the Holocaust:– An Interview with Irena Veisaitė (491)
  • Instead of a Conclusion – Joseph Levinson (496)
  • Appendix (501)
  • Index (511)