Mother’s Day: What would my mother think about the accusation of General Storm being a Nazi war criminal?

I have often been asked this question by friends, documentarians, and journalists interviewing me about this story. I never seem to have a clear answer. Part of the reason that it took me so long to write the book about my grandfather, Jonas Noreika, is that I worried over how Mom would have reacted. I …

Shoahgate: A Reflection on Our People by Rūta Vanagaitė and Efraim Zuroff

Just after Salon published my article on my grandfather (June 14, 2018), I received a message from Rūta Vanagaitė who requested we have a conversation via skype. At the time, I didn’t know who she was. (I had been working on my grandfather’s story in isolation for nearly 20 years and have only recently made …

Stop anti-Semitic resolution declaring Lithuania has no responsibility for murders of Lithuanian Jews

I am passing along this information written by the Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel, as I stand in solidarity with their position. I will be thinking of their demonstration this coming Friday. Please join me in getting the word out. We invite you to join us in a demonstration across the street from the …