Remove all honors awarded to my grandfather Jonas Noreika

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Dr. Efraim Zuroff
Dr. Efraim Zuroff signed this petition

Remove all honors awarded to my grandfather Jonas Noreika

I am Silvia Foti, granddaughter of Jonas Noreika. The facts about my Grandfather have been clearly established. The convoluted gymnastics of the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania to deny his culpability is a stain on the nation and an abuse of the memory and dignity of my Grandfather’s victims.

I cannot stand by and watch the deceptive distortions and revisionism by the Government of Lithuania in order to validate its conduct in reforming my Grandfather into a national hero. He was not. My Grandfather was a Holocaust perpetrator, and he was not alone. Lithuania has the freedom—and responsibility—to look at the actions of Lithuanians during the Holocaust. We must face our grandparents’ misdeeds. It is time.

I urge the Government of Lithuania to tell the truth, and to remove all honors awarded to my Grandfather. Simply as a matter of respect to his victims. I ask all freedom and peace-loving Lithuanians to sign this petition in the name of regret, sorrow, and respect for Jonas Noreika’s victims.

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Honorary signatories

Silvia Foti, Deacon Franco Foti, Gabriel Foti, Grant Gochin, Russell James Lyon, Bryce Gochin-Lyon, Terry Jordan, Bronislovas Pocius, Zita Paulauskaitė, Dalija Epšteinaitė, Evaldas Balčiūnas, Rachel Kostanian, Linas Vildžiūnas, Birutė Dilpšienė, Adolfas Kokštis, Dovid Katz, Chaimas Bargmanas, Hektoras Vitkus, Valdas Valiūnas, Eglė Bendikaitė, Josifas Buršteinas, Tomas Venclova, Violeta Kelertas, Monika Greičiuvienė, Lina Savickienė, Geoffrey Noah Vasil-Jakulis, Giedrius Grabauskas, Kun.Feliksas Baliūnas, Rūta Vanagaitė, Rita Gabis, Živilė Pipinytė, Rasa Rimickaitė, Kazimieras-Kenneth J. Stewart, Michael Berenbaum, Stephen Feinberg, Efraim Zuroff, Arkadij Kurliandcik, Dobilas Kirvelis, Faina Kukliansky, Jūratė Jakelienė, Vytautas Jakelis, Richard Bloom, Sania Kerbelis, Andrius Kulikauskas, Jonas Kulikauskas, Henrikas Juodiška, Roza Bieliauskienė, Regina Kopilevich, Cesia Rozental Kingston, Marylin E. Kingston, Celia Cynamon, Darren Bergman, Dalia Vitkus, Mark Berez, Daiva Markelis, Howard Wolinsky, Audre Budrys Nakas, Rev. John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Rabbi Ahud Sela, Haskel Levi, Eugene Fisher, Danny Ben-Moshe, Alex Kozlowsky, Lydia Cox, Lin Chalozin-Dovrat, Brenda Harris, Lionel Nixon, Brother David Ellison-Bey, Thomas Gajdosik, Bela Segal, Rabbi Kalev Krelin, Danutė Vervečkienė, Antonio Chiaese

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A Lithuanian version of the petition can be found at https://www.peticijos.com/jonas_noreika_ne_didvyris

Organizer

Andrius Kulikauskas, Kuratorius, ms@ms.lt
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