Noreika

Lithuanian Judge Postpones Trial over Reputation of Deceased Nazi Collaborator

The case is thought to be the first in which civil servants intend to publicly defend in court the actions and good name of an alleged collaborator. Lawyers representing the museum said they needed more time to review materials relevant to the case, which involves the late Jonas Noreika […]

In Lithuania, some Nazi Killers are also Heroes

Only those individuals tried and found guilty in their lifetimes may be considered guilty, all others are considered to be completely innocent […]

Untold History of Lithuania: A Chicago Teacher Showed Her Grandfather was a Nazi Collaborator

Foti, a 60-year-old high school teacher from Chicago, made the pledge to her dying mother 18 years ago. She has spent a long time studying the life of her grandfather, Jonas Noreika, as well as acquiring the writing skills necessary for chronicling it and finding a publisher […]

Jonas Noreika: Nazi Collaborator or National Hero? A Test for Lithuania

Blaming Russian propaganda, however, has suddenly become a lot more difficult thanks to Mr. Noreika’s own granddaughter, Silvia Foti, a Lithuanian-American from Chicago who has spent years researching a biography of her revered relative and went public in July with her shocking conclusion: Her grandfather was a fierce anti-Semite and Nazi collaborator […]