Lithuania's Foreign ministry calls for immediate removal of memorial plaque to Noreika

  • 2018-09-26
  • BNS/TBT Staff
Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius has called on authorities to take down a memorial plaque to Jonas Noreika, a Lithuanian military officer known as Generolas Vetra (General Storm), over his collaboration with the Nazis.  The plaque was placed on the facade of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences in central Vilnius to honor Noreika as a prominent member of the anti-Soviet resistance in Lithuania. Linkevicius says that an honest accounting of history would help counter hostile propaganda that attempts to tar the memory of all...
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