Lithuania Reburial of WWII Leader Angers Jewish Groups

Posted by admin on May 18, 2012

Jewish groups in Lithuania have condemned the government for financing the reburial of an ex-prime minister who headed the Baltic state in 1941. Juozas Ambrazevicius Brazaitis came to power after Nazi Germany had ousted the Soviets from the country.

He later emigrated to the US where he died in 1974. Critics accuse Brazaitis of having been a Nazi collaborator. They are angered by the decision to pay for his remains to be repatriated and buried in a four-day funeral event.

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