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In Lithuania at the Paneryaysky memorial have honored memory of the victims of a Holocaust - RIA Novosti, 9/23/2018


VILNIUS, 23 Sep — RIA Novosti. Residents of Lithuania, politicians and representatives of other countries in day of remembrance of the victims of genocide of Jews have gathered at the Paneryaysky memorial to remember the Nazis who have died from hands, the correspondent of RIA Novosti reports. © RIA Novosti / Nikolay Popov the Israeli historian considers to Pass into an image bank that in Lithuania is tried "to be forgotten" about holokoste23 September 75 years of elimination of the Vilnius ghetto are executed. On Sunday at a memorial to the victims of the genocide located near Vilnius Top Paneryay representatives Jewish communities of Lithuania, Embassy of Israel and other countries, the chairman of the Lithuanian government, the mayor of Vilnius, the Minister of Culture of Lithuania have gathered. Comers have observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims of genocide. "Today we endure pain which was felt by our compatriots – Jews. Standing at this monument, we have to speak loudly that never similar it happened that any more it was never necessary to test what it is difficult to understand" — the chairman of the parliament of Lithuania Viktoras Prantsketis has told at a memorial. "More than 800 Lithuanian righteous persons demonstrate that 75 years ago people had a choice not to kill. No privilege of the choice was had only by those from whom life has been taken away. Even in 25 years of independence Lithuania bears on itself a choice burden. I want to ask one question who for Lithuania is today a hero?" — the chairman of the Jewish community Faina Kuklyanski.© of AFP 2018/Janek Skarzynski In Poland has said have cancelled criminal penalty under the law about холокостеПо to the words of the mayor of Vilnius Remiiyus Shimashyus, the Lithuanian righteous persons "perhaps, have saved honor, but have hardly washed away that fault which we have". He has noted that "indifference and impossibility of creation of good lead to such tragedies". In the Paneryaysky wood Nazis from the middle of 1941 and until the end of August, 1944 have killed about 70 thousand Jews, over 29 thousand people of other nationalities, including Russians, Lithuanians, Poles, Roma remained to lie in the same place. On the place of executions the memorial under the open sky which first monuments have been established in 1948 rises. In 2013 the memorial has been completely restored and put in order. In Lithuania before war there were more than 208 thousand Jews, at the time of a Holocaust about 90% of the Jewish community have died. Also 877 Lithuanians have been called righteous persons for rescue of Jews.

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