“Like Stockholm syndrome victims, the Soviet generation developed warm feelings towards its tormentor”

  • 2019-03-27
  • Linas Jegelevicius
My journalistic inclination to provoke a little dangerously backfired with Nijole Ozelyte, a prominent Lithuanian actress and a signatory of the 1990 Lithuanian Independence Restoration Act. Asked if she now sees “a grain” of anything positive in the Soviet occupation that lasted nearly 50 years in Lithuania, the youngish 64-year-old flared up and shot back with her glaring eyes: “How do you expect to find a nugget of gold in a piece of dung? It’s tantamount to asking a woman if she feels anything positive towards her torturer after she was raped by him multiple time...
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