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“Our People”: Holocaust and Historical Memory Wars in Lithuania

In their best-selling book “Our People,” Ruta Vanagaite and Efraim Zuroff sought to explore the annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry. They visited 40 sites of mass murder in Lithuania and Belarus, interviewing eyewitnesses and piecing together the role of different elements of wartime Lithuanian society in the events. They discussed their findings, how they are viewed in Lithuania, and what they mean in the broader context of historical memory debates taking place throughout the post-communist world.

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Dec. 7, 2017
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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“Our People”: Holocaust and Historical Memory Wars in Lithuania

In their best-selling book “Our People,” Ruta Vanagaite and Efraim Zuroff sought to explore the annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry. They visited 40 sites of mass murder in Lithuania and Belarus, interviewing eyewitnesses and piecing together the role of different elements of wartime Lithuanian society in the events. They discussed their findings, how they are viewed in Lithuania, and what they mean in the broader context of historical memory debates taking place throughout the post-communist world.


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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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