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- DescriptionThis book exposes several misconceptions concerning the role of Lithuanians, both the leaders and the ordinary people, in rounding up and murdering their Jewish neighbours during the Holocaust. It is well documented that Lithuanians, before and during the Nazi occupation, actively killed Jews on their own initiative. However, what is uncovered here is that under Nazi rule Lithuanian officials and church leaders were t merely puppets of the Germans, but showed great ability to maeuvre and resist German directives in nearly every other realm, with the sole exception of executing the Final Solution. Although this scholarly exposition shines light on the extraordinary acts of a precious few Lithuanians in assisting Jews, it also exposes the far more typical acts of the many, whose indifference, hatred, or self-interest made gecide possible in Lithuania.
- Author BiographyKaren Friedman Sutton received a Fulbright Award in 1987 for research in German/Lithuanian Collaboration in the Final Solution 1941 1944. She received a PhD in 1995 from the University of Illinois and subsequently became Director of the Anti-Defamation League s Braun Holocaust Institute. In 1995, she researched Lithuanian archives in Vilnius that had become open in the post-Soviet era. She currently resides in New York City and is Assistant Professor of History at Touro College.
- Author(s)Karen Sutton
- PublisherGefen Publishing House
- Date of Publication01/06/2008
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationJerusalem
- Country of PublicationIsrael
- ImprintGefen Publishing House
- Content Notephotos
- Weight606 g
- Width165 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine28 mm
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