by Etgar LEFKOWITZ

The Baltic nations have embarked on a state-financed international initiative which seeks to cover up their role in the Holocaust by falsely equating Nazism with Communism, the founder of the Yiddish program at Vilnius University said this week.

“There is a state-sponsored genocide industry at work which seeks to mitigate the Holocaust and replace it with a model of two equal genocides,” said Professor Dovid Katz in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.

The remarks came amid a recent strain in relations between Israel and Lithuania over the latter’s investigations of Jewish Holocaust survivors, including a former Yad Vashem chairman, over their wartime activities as partisans.

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