The unprecedented move follows the renaming of a street named for one anti-Semite and the removal of a plaque celebrating another quisling.
Lithuania “has many places built out of Jewish headstones,” the chief rabbi admitted.
Lithuania’s state historical institute on the Soviet domination of the country defended in court a deceased collaborator with Nazi Germany
“In these days, I reserve a special thought for the Jewish community,” the Pope said.
The event was described as being for families and celebrates Lithuanian sovereignty.
Using both Jewish and Nazi documentation, David Fishman’s book describes the day-to-day operation of the so-called Paper Brigade.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe commemorated a Japanese diplomat credited with saving an estimated 6,000 Jews from almost certain death in 1940.
The ruling is the latest development in the fight against what many Lithuanian Jews consider a power grab by the community’s president.
Shteinman was considered the Gadol Hador, or great sage of his generation, since the death of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliyashiv in 2012.
“Shtetl Love Song” belongs to the genre of homespun shtetl literature, which began with Mendele Mocher Sforim’s autobiography, “Shloyme Ben Khayems.”