Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on September 20 presented Life Saving Cross awards to people who saved Jews from the Nazi genocide.
"These days, we need the example of Jew rescuers more than ever before. Hate is raising its ugly head again, fed by cynical attempts to gain political dividends in discussions," Nauseda said during his first state awards ceremony as the president of Lithuania.
"Attempts are being made to intimidate our fellow citizens – we cannot tolerate that," he added.
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