Grant Arthur Gochin

New York 18, Vilnius 45

(Courtesy of author)
(Courtesy of author)

New York is the ultimate worldwide destination. It pulses with life 24 hours per day. It sparkles with vitality, creativity, wealth, intellect, and fashion. New York is a global cultural, financial, high-tech, entertainment, glamor, and media center. Many of the world’s best Universities are in and around New York, the city makes massive contributions to every aspect of world well-being and intelligentsia.

The multiculturalism of the city is renowned. Ethnic and cultural diversity is the norm. Diversity and creativity contribute to New York being the food capital of America. About one third of New York’s population are immigrants, about 600 languages are spoken in New York City.

The top 1% of income earners in New York earn $777,126 per year.[1]. New York Stock Exchange is the largest equity bourse in the world.

The museums of New York are globally famous, many of them created, staffed and funded by Jews. New York’s theater district is one of the most glamorous destinations in the world, much of it created by Jews in the early 20th century. Broadway theater is inseparable from Jewish culture.

New York’s universities and graduate schools attract the best and brightest of the world. New York’s think tanks drive the world’s culture and intellect. They are heavily staffed and funded by New York’s Jews, who are among the most generous contributors to charitable appeals in the world.

Judaism is the second-largest religion practiced in New York City, with approximately 1.6 million adherents as of 2022, representing the largest Jewish community of any city in the world, greater than the combined totals of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Approximately 18% of the population of New York City is Jewish. This remains consistent and was reported in the Lithuanian press on 21 February 1942. The “New Birzai News” ran this article.

The “New Birzai News” – 21 February 1942

This translates to:

Short from everywhere

According to statistics on the prevalence of Jews, New York is the largest Jewish city in the world.

Context is everything. Hitler’s “Final Solution for the Jewish people” was devised on 20 January, 1942. The above piece ran in the Lithuanian press 32 days later.

Prior to the 2nd World War, Jews comprised about 45% of the population of Vilnius, Lithuania. Almost triple their percentage in New York. Vilnius was a Jewish City.

Vilnius was commonly referred to as the “Jerusalem of the North”. Other than Jerusalem, Vilnius was the epicenter of Jewish wisdom and home to many rabbinical dynasties including the Vilna Gaon. Lithuanians sought to murder the most devout Jews first, since they believed they were the source of our religious identity. Secular Jews were their second priority. By decapitating our religious institutions and leadership, and by slaughtering our most venerated sages and elders, they tried to obliterate our religion and extinguish our humanity. Therefore, murdering and controlling secular Jews became an easier task.

Prior to the creation of the Final Solution, Lithuanians and Nazis had already murdered about 80% of the Jews of Lithuania. The Jewish character of Vilnius was permanently destroyed. At the end of the Lithuanian Holocaust, the only Jews left in Vilnius were those Lithuanians could not find, or could not hunt down.

In 1939 there were approximately 250,000 Jews on the current territory of Lithuania. Now there are only about 2,500. 99% of Lithuanian Jews have been “eliminated”. The Lithuanian plan of mass murder and ethnic cleansing is the most successful program of its kind, in human history. It is the most successful initiative Lithuania has ever devised and undertaken in its entire history.

Our families were termed “useless eaters”. Our children were placed into effective “meat grinders”. Butchering was the only Lithuanian solution for our people. They deemed us unworthy of life and ineligible to exist. They dehumanized us and demonized us. They incited their public to perpetrate genocide.

The Lithuanian and Nazi ideology towards Jews was one and the same. By the time the above newspaper factoid was printed in the Lithuanian press, there were only a handful of Jews not yet slaughtered.

Why did Lithuania publish this article? Lithuania and Nazi Germany were in total alignment on Nazi doctrine. Lithuanians knew Nazi’s would eventually attack America. Lithuanians were prominently represented at Nazi killing fields, and in particular full force in the Warsaw Ghetto. They volunteered in droves to murder Jews and were supremely effective. They perceived this job as a national honor for their people and their country. Murdering Jews proved to be their greatest “accomplishment” in their national history. With the aforementioned article, Lithuanians were incentivizing their population that New York had an abundance of Jews they could eventually murder. Time, location and context for this article illustrates the depth of their conviction.

Today, with the Jewish population of New York robust, New York is alive and vibrant. New York is wealthy and successful, drawing millions of tourists and immigrants. Vilnius is dying, losing their youth as Lithuanians abandon their country and seek better lives elsewhere. Vilnius is a dowdy backwater, dependent upon charitable contributions from Europe. Vilnius University is rated 801[2] while New York is the academic capital of the world.

New York boasts multiple convention centers attracting the largest and most significant conventions worldwide, Vilnius is about the only European capital without a convention center. Their resolution was to dig up a Jewish cemetery and host events on top of dead Jews, (because, after all, they were only Jews!). Imagine civilized people holding a convention in a cemetery! Lithuania’s “brilliant ideas” keep on coming.

The government and leadership of Lithuania fervently wanted their country to be Judenrein (free of Jews). They accomplished their goal. Lithuanians were the ultimate winners of World War II – Hitler and Stalin gave them Vilnius, and they kept it! They also got Klaipeda and reached their goal of being an almost completely ethnically pure state.

Today, Lithuania actively solicits Jews to travel to Lithuania for death tourism. Jewish tourists are also given the opportunity to visit monuments erected to those who were responsible for murdering Lithuanian Jews. It is an assault on human decency.

Lithuania’s achieved vision was our annihilation. Visiting New York or Israel is to see the opposite of Lithuania’s dream; LIFE! We Jews revel in life, we have a vision for our future. We Jews can never recover from what Lithuania took from us. Our losses cannot be surmounted. However, we are still alive and thriving and we will continue to go from strength to strength. Our holidays are often about – “They tried to kill us all, but didn’t manage, lets eat”. New York and Israel are the food capitals of the world, lets live and eat where we are valued and appreciated. We have no need to choke on top of our death pits in the center of our annihilation – Vilnius.

New York 18, Vilnius 0.

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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