Defiant bestselling author: Lithuania left the Soviet Union, but it’s never left the Lithuanian mentality

  • 2018-02-28
  • Linas Jegelevicius
Not so long ago, the Lithuanian author Ruta Vanagaite experienced all the trappings of a best-selling author. Her incredibly popular books flew off the shelves and her publisher struggled to print enough new copies to satisfy her readers. One day the acclaimed writer needed new challenges and found them lurking in the form of several disturbing archival documents implicating her own people’s complicity in the Holocaust in Lithuania, a taboo subject even in many academic circles. After travelling around the country in order to visit its many Holocaust murder sites and speak with people...
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