Stanislovas Tomas
Stanislovas Tomas

Lithuanian hero Landsbergis was a Nazi criminal

During the last 30 years, glorification of Nazi criminals became a top priority of the Lithuanian government. They are glorified, because they gave an oath to Adolf Hitler and fought against the Soviet Union.

Holocaust manager Vytautas Landsbergis Žemkalnis is the great grandfather of the current Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, and Gabrielius spends a substantial part of his time in order to admire publicly his great grandfather. Gabrielius would never become a Minister of Foreign Affairs, if he hadn’t gotten the votes of Neo-Nazis.

His best grandfather Vytautas Landsbergis Žemkalnis was not only a Minister of Infrastructure of the Lithuanian Nazi Government in 1941, not only the chief administrator of ghettos and concentration camps.

He also signed a legal act on nationalization of Jewish property, and his original signature has been published by researcher Evaldas Balčūnas. By the way, Mr Balčiūnas is persecuted by Lithuanian regime for his publications. Already 5 (five) persons were imprisoned by the Lithuanian regime for their critique of Holocaust from 2019 to 2021.

Let’s take a closer look at this document called “Law on Denationalization of City Houses and Land” signed by Landsbergis on 19 July 1941.

Its Article 2 provides: “Land and houses nationalized from Jews, foreigners and other natural and legal persons who actively worked against the interests of the Lithuanian ethnic nation, shall not be returned to their former owners.”

Jews are the first on the list. The list also includes two other groups: foreigners and persons who actively worked against the “interests of the Lithuanian ethnic nation“. The Jews were not fully covered by the concept of foreigners according to Landsbergis, because they came to Lithuania in the 14th century, while the concept of “foreigners” also embraces more recent immigrants.

In other words, Landsbergis wrote that everything that the communists had done to Jews was right. The only reason for this denial of the property rights is Landsbergis’ suspicion that all Jews regardless of age and social status had “worked against the interests of the Lithuanian ethnic nation“.

According to Landsbergis, Jews were on both sides: the Jewish businessmen were keeping poor ethnic Lithuanians in “slavery”, and poor Jews were communists. Thus, whatever the social status of a Jew was, the Jew had to be murdered.

In fact, Nazism and Communism are not that different. However, Communism is better, because it is not racist. If communists confiscate all property regardless of race, Nazis focus primarily on Jewish property. Other “foreigners” did not have much property.

The 3rd page is a letter of Landsbergis to Lithuanian mayors asking to execute his new law and to exclude any restitution of property confiscated by communists to Jews.

Until present, the Lithuanian Government refuses to restitute Jewish property. If one of your ancestors had any property or any money in Lithuania before the war or in 1941, write me an email to

On 30 June 1941, the Lithuanian Government-issued Order No. 6 providing that a prison called “Jewish Concentration Camp” should be established under the authority of the Ministry of Infrastructure led by Landsbergis.

Order No. 5 of this Government contains a note that Minister Landsbergis held an opinion that it was necessary to organize massacres of Jews, but he proposed not to murder them in city centers, because it could damage the reputation of the Nazi Government. According to Landsbergis, the massacres of Jews in the Jewish Concentration Camp were better than public massacres in a city center.

On 23 June 1941, the Lithuanian Nazi Government (including Minister Landsbergis) voted for a declaration expressing a “sincere support” to the “Worldwide mission of Hitler”.

On 1 August 1941, the Lithuanian Nazi Government-issued Provisions on the Status of Jews identifying Jews as an obstacle to a Free Lithuania. By the way, the second Lithuanian Neo-Nazi party is called “Freedom Party” (“Laisvės partija”). This document provided that if a Jew owned a radio, any writing equipment, a bicycle, a photo camera, or a piano, he or she had to be sent to a death camp (“forced labor camp”).

On 4 August 1941, Minister Landsbergis voted to appoint Nazi war criminal Jonas Noreika to the position of governor of the Siauliai Region. This implies the responsibility of Landsbergis for murdering over 14,000 Jews by Noreika.

Minister Landsbergis never voted against any Order of his Nazi Government.

Landsbergis’ great-grandson Gabrielius always publicly presents his Nazi ancestor as the most important Lithuanian hero.

On 26/09/1991, the Mayor of the Kaunas City issued Order to glorify Vytautas Landsbergis Žemkalnis as Honorary Citizen of the Kaunas City. On 06/08/1993, the Mayor of the Kaunas City issued Order No. 747 to glorify Vytautas Landsbergis Žemkalnis by naming a street in his honour.  On 30/04/1993, the Mayor of the Panevezys City issued Order to glorify Vytautas Landsbergis Žemkalnis by naming a high school in his honour. On 18/08/1998, the Mayor of the Kaunas City issued Order No. 310 to glorify Vytautas Landsbergis Žemkalnis by putting a memorial plaque at 38 K. Donelaicio street in Kaunas with the following text:

Voluntary creator of the Lithuanian Army, Minister of the Provisional Government, engineer, architect Vytautas Landsbergis Žemkalnis lived in this house”.

There is even a memorial plaque of Landsbergis at the Kaunas Technology University, and it was financed by the money of the European Union. Unfortunately, the European Commission has too much money to care what it is financing.

Lithuania and its Ministry of Foreign Affairs have a mental disorder.

About the Author
Lawyer ranking # 4 in the World according to the number of non-serial & non-personal cases won before the United Nations Human Rights Committee and other UN judicial bodies during the last 7 years, professor of law at the Russian New University (Moscow), Eurasian Academy of Law (Almaty), Narxoz University (Almaty). PhD in law of the University of Paris I Sorbonne. Lawyer no. 116 at the Russian Foreign Lawyers Registry.
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