Adamkus decorates saviors of Jews

  • 1998-09-24
VILNIUS (BNS) - Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus presented Life Saver Crosses on Sept 17, to fellow countrymen who had rescued Jews from their Nazi persecutors during WWII.Thirty-one people were decorated by presidential decree, 21 of whom were singled out posthumously. "You, your close ones, many of whom have already passed on to a better world, served humanity, rather than violence or calculation, in Nazi-occupied Lithuania," the Lithuanian head of state said during the ceremony. "The duty of our state today is to create the best possible conditions for the Jewish Community in Lithuani...
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