Deceiving NATO

(Courtesy of author)
(Courtesy of author)

The 2023 NATO Summit will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania, during July 2023. Lithuania’s Holocaust frauds have been exposed worldwide, and now, even admitted by their own Ambassador to South Africa. After massive public and governmental pressure, Lithuania had no choice but to remove the most obvious of their monuments to murderers of Jew – that of Jonas Noreika. The government does promise that after the NATO Summit concludes, they will reinstall their monument. Removal is an obvious sham to placate their NATO allies.

Lithuania’s historical memory and commemoration is a mockery. The city of Vilnius has an agency named Go Vilnius. Here’s is how the agency describes itself: “Go Vilnius is the official city of Vilnius development agency, providing all the information necessary to visitors, investors, employees moving to the city, businesspeople and companies.”

And here’s what they have to say in Lithuanian about the district court building on the city’s main street, Gedimino prospect: “As we walk down Gedimino prospect our eyes are drawn to the wall of one building which features inscriptions of people’s names with dates. These are the names of heroes” (see:

They omit these “heroes” on the English version of their page, as well as the Polish, Russian and German pages.

There’s a good reason for that. The names inscribed on the wall were chosen from among Lithuanians convicted by Soviet courts and sentenced to death between 1944 and 1947. They also include some who were buried at the Tuskulėnai manor in Vilnius.

Soviets were trying war criminals during this period. They also placed ordinary criminals on trial due to the explosion of criminality after the war. After all, murdering Jews and stealing from Jews was socially acceptable during the Holocaust period; it was a natural phenomenon that some Lithuanians continued their criminality, even after there were no more Jews left to murder or items to plunder.

Lithuania’s Center for the Study of the Genocide and Resistance of Residents of Lithuania (hereinafter Genocide Center) has published a list of those convicted during that Soviet period. More than one quarter of the total number convicted were sentenced for Holocaust crimes, yet, they were all deemed martyrs because they fought against Soviets. The Lithuanian Government deeming Holocaust perpetrators as “martyrs” is an affront to human civilization. Holocaust perpetrators can never be considered “martyrs” under any circumstance whatsoever.

“Experts” at the Genocide Center were given the task of finding about 200 people among the many sentenced to death who could be portrayed as “heroes” of the anti-Soviet resistance. Many of their chosen heroes were murderers of Jews.

The “selection” was under the auspices of Lithuania’s current Minister of Defense – Arvydas Anušauskas. He is an open Holocaust revisionist and antisemite. He selected multiple Holocaust perpetrators to present to the Lithuanian public as their national heroes. Even the Genocide Center has now had to admit that at least eight of his “selections” were Holocaust perpetrators.

The wall contains inscriptions of four names who were pro-Nazi insurgents in Petrašiūnai, Lithuania, in June of 1941. They are Leonas Andriukevičius, Nikodemas Grika, Vladas Nefiodovas and Jonas Pakevičius. The June Uprising (another historical sham) in which they took part was in and of itself antisemitic. The insurgents of Petrašiūnai arrested Jews attempting to flee Kaunas. The documents about these Nazi crimes were compiled during the occupation by the Soviet Union in the book “Masinės žudynės Lietuvoje, 1941-1944” [Mass Murder in Lithuania from 1941 to 1944] in 1965. This data has been available since 1965, thus the choice of naming these men as heroes ignored this information deliberately.

The testimony of the commander of the Petrašiūnai insurgents, Vladas Nefiodovas, has been published, where he says: “My unit, operating at the assigned time, arrested 30 Red Army soldiers; five people were beaten to death. Beyond that, they arrested about 50 Jewish groups at substations, and sent them to the Kaunas military kommandatura” (Masinės žudynės Lietuvoje, 1941-1944, p. 298).

The so-called insurgents arrested Jews before the Nazis arrived. They arrested at least 50 Jewish families. A substation might have included several Jewish families masquerading as a single family in order to flee Kaunas, which was now a death trap. Most likely these Holocaust victims were imprisoned in the ghetto set up by Kaunas military kommandant Jurgis Bobelis where several thousand people were murdered by firing squad in early July 1941, the vast majority Jews.

Lithuania knowingly and openly commemorates Holocaust perpetrators.

Other names on the wall include:

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Benediktas Cvirka. From early July of 1941 he was the alderman of Veliuona, Lithuania. In his testimony, published in “Mass Murder in Lithuania from 1941 to 1944”, Mickūnas says Benediktas Cvirka was a member of an armed unit in Veliuona at the beginning of the Nazi occupation (page 304). Thus Cvirka’s collaboration in the Holocaust was known from open sources. Why didn’t Anušauskas and his Genocide Center address this? Instead, he claimed he had exhaustively studied the biographies. This was a deliberate omission to validate his antisemitism and Holocaust revisionism.

Adofas Eidimtas. The Genocide Center presents him as one of the authors and leaders of the Lithuanian Freedom Army. This organization began cooperating with Nazi Germany and sent its people to Abwehr sabotage schools during the final stages of the Nazi occupation. So why do Genocide Center experts pretend this is some sort of anti-Nazi resistance organization? Adolfas Eidimtas was clearly not opposed to the Nazi regime. He was arrested by Soviets before Nazi Germany capitulated to the Allies. It is more accurate to call him an Abwehr agent in charge of organizing sabotage. He marched with the Nazi German Wehrmacht army into Lithuania at Kalvarija on the border with Poland and set up the National Labor Security [Tautinė darbo apsauga or TDA] white arm-banders there, the same armed murderers who began chasing down and murdering Jews in Lithuania from the first days of the Nazi invasion. Eidimtas didn’t stay long in Kalvarija and went on to Kaunas. What he did there is not known to history. In September of 1941 he appeared in Radviliškis, Lithuania, and was made burgermeister or mayor there. Apparently the Nazis very much appreciated his work in Kalvarija. It isn’t known whether Eidimtas was involved in the operation for the removal of still-surviving Jewish women and children from Radviliškis to the ghetto established in Žagarė, Lithuania. He was certainly involved in the theft of property belonging to murdered Jews. Eidmintas’s biography abbreviated by Genocide Center staff can be seen here:

Details of the biography showing Eidimtas was connected with the Nazis weren’t any sort of secret, so why did Anušauskas’s “historians” deliberately omit these details?

According to the former director of the Genocide Center Teresė Burauskaitė, Antanas Gerdvilis “served the Nazis in 1941 as part of the police department subordinate to the Nazi in Alanta, Lithuania, in 1941. He was involved in arresting Jews, took them to interrogations, and was in charge of the property of the Jews arrested” (see: ).

Pranas Gylys. He was tried under the order of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 19, 1943, entitled “On Measures to Punish Fascist German Evil-Doers Responsible for the Torture and Murder of Soviet Citizens and Red Army POWs, [and to punish] Spies and Traitors to the State among the Ranks of Soviet Citizens and their Accomplices.”

“Soviet citizens”, of course, meant Jews. When the Soviet Union took over, they called all Jews Soviet citizens, eliminating any reference to peoplehood. This in itself contributed to the cover-up of the Holocaust in the ensuing years.

Even if the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania rehabilitates these people, it’s dubious at best to consider them worthy of public commemoration and respect because of their role in committing murder. It will always bring forth doubts whether this commemoration isn’t an insult to the survivors of the Holocaust. We might be wrong, but in that case, we would like to see the complete biography of these people, including all controversies and possible connections with the Holocaust.

Bronius Jakunskas. According to the Genocide Center, he was the alderman of Kalvarija during the Nazi occupation. He arrested Jews, made lists of those to be persecuted and “put in order” Jewish property.

Petras Jurkus. The Genocide Center itself admits he was a murderer. He slaughtered “Soviet activists,” which is a euphemism for Jews. He also “put in order” Jewish property.

The preceding two men were reported in Lithuanian here:

Norbertas Mikšys. In the summer of 1941 he was the commander of the Vilnius section of the Lithuanian Security Police. In 1943 he was the head of the political section of the Vilnius Security Police (see: Vaitiekus„Tuskulėnai: Egzekucijų aukos ir budeliai (1944-1947),“ Vilnius 2011). The police and especially the Security Police were complicit organs in the Nazi regime in Lithuania during this period.

Jonas Noreika. Even Lithuania‘s own Ambassador to South Africa has admitted that Noreika was a genocidal murderer of Jews. The Genocide Center had fraudulently declared him a „rescuer“.

Jonas Semaška. He was the chief of a police battalion serving the Nazis. The battalion he led is incriminated in Holocaust crimes in Vinnytsia in the Ukraine. Semaska too has been re-written into a “rescuer” of Jews.

Jonas Žygas. He worked at the Pušalotas, Lithuania, railroad station in 1941 and reported to the so-called June Uprising insurgents about the withdrawal of alleged Soviet activists (code for Jews in Operation Barbarossa) (see: Vaitiekus„Tuskulėnai: Egzekucijų aukos ir budeliai (1944-1947),“ Vilnius 2011). {Tuskulenai: Execution victims and executioners}. One wonders if those “activists” didn’t include Jews fleeing the war. The interrupted service of the Lithuanian railroad system that summer was an insurmountable barrier to thousands of Jews fleeing the Nazis that summer. We tend to think his actions are more an attempt to serve the invaders, as aid to the occupying Nazi power.

Algirdas Mikuckis. He died in prison. He was tried and convicted under the order of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 19, 1943, entitled “On Measures to Punish Fascist German Evil-Doers Responsible for the Torture and Murder of Soviet Citizens and Red Army POWs, [and to Punish] Spies and Traitors to the State among the Ranks of Soviet Citizens and their Accomplices.” At the onset of war he was the commander of the so-called “insurgents” in the area around Svėdasai, Lithuania. There is a lack of historical information about what happened to the Jews of Svėdasai and how the Svėdasai insurgents behaved towards them. When they arrested him at the end of the war as a talkative Red Army soldier (see: Vaitiekus„Tuskulėnai: Egzekucijų aukos ir budeliai (1944-1947),“ Vilnius 2011): ). {Tuskulenai: Execution victims and executioners}. “He was intercepted for anti-Soviet agitation, as well as insurgency matters. We have a collaborator with both regimes who is presented to us today as a hero” (see: Vaitiekus„Tuskulėnai: Egzekucijų aukos ir budeliai (1944-1947),“ Vilnius 2011).

There are other names among those inscribed on the wall who are collaborators with Soviet oppressive organs who for reasons known only to the Holocaust revisionists at the Genocide Center are presented to us today as heroes (see: Vaitiekus„Tuskulėnai: Egzekucijų aukos ir budeliai (1944-1947),“ Vilnius 2011). ). {Tuskulenai: Execution victims and executioners}.

Lithuania’s Genocide Center should be De-Nazified. They have been proven by their own government to be a center of Holocaust fraud. They should be closed and every member of staff terminated from employment. All their findings should be revoked as there is nothing reliable emanating from this Center. Lithuania needs to start constructing their history from scratch, by credible historians.

Until there is a dedicated effort to tell the truth, it is very apparent that Lithuania’s removal of the monument for Noreika was an attempt to hide their ideology from their own NATO partners during the 2023 Summit. By their own admission, they will re-install it later – after foreign delegations have left.

How do world leaders walk past these walls of shame during their visit without bringing shame on itself? Lithuania has placed them in an untenable situation.

This is what they have told us they will do:

With thanks to Mark Blumberg


Co-authored with Evaldas Balciunas.

About the Author
Grant Arthur Gochin currently serves as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Togo. He is the Emeritus Special Envoy for Diaspora Affairs for the African Union, which represents the fifty-five African nations, and Emeritus Vice Dean of the Los Angeles Consular Corps, the second largest Consular Corps in the world. Gochin is actively involved in Jewish affairs, focusing on historical justice. He has spent the past twenty five years documenting and restoring signs of Jewish life in Lithuania. He has served as the Chair of the Maceva Project in Lithuania, which mapped / inventoried / documented / restored over fifty abandoned and neglected Jewish cemeteries. Gochin is the author of “Malice, Murder and Manipulation”, published in 2013. His book documents his family history of oppression in Lithuania. He is presently working on a project to expose the current Holocaust revisionism within the Lithuanian government. He is Chief of the Village of Babade in Togo, an honor granted for his philanthropic work. Professionally, Gochin is a Certified Financial Planner and practices as a Wealth Advisor in California, where he lives with his family. Personal site:
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