Yad Vashem in spat with Lithuania over Holocaust survivor

18.09.2011                      19.Elul, 5771

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Yad Vashem in spat with Lithuania over Holocaust survivor

Lithuania says survivor defamed national heroes by accusing them of having collaborated with Nazis.

Yad Vashem has rescinded an invitation to Lithuanian officials to attend a memorial service in response to the Baltic state’s request that Israel investigate a Holocaust survivor for defaming the country’s national heroes.
The state Holocaust museum on Thursday said Lithuania’s Culture Minister Arunas Gelunas and ambassador to Israel Darius Degutis were not welcome at next week’s ceremony in Jerusalem commemorating Lithuanian Jews killed during World War II….