- Aug 7, 2016
- Adelaide, South Australia
Die Wannseekonferenz (1984), a joint W. German-Austrian TV movie about the Wannsee Conference that decided on the "final solution."
Was there any mention of the Lithuanian experiments to exterminate Jews?
I was ostracized by most Lithuanian communities after I started spreading news of an American
PhD thesis that proved Lithuanian collaborators kick-started the Holocaust on the same day that
Operation Barbarossa against Russia started.
The results of the 6 month trial in Lithuania was reported at Wannasee, and then immediately
implemented by Hitler et al.
My grandfather wasn't a Nazi-fighting war hero — he was a brutal collaborator
Dovidavičius was the first to suggest that my grandfather conducted the initial akcija (action)
during World War II before the Germans arrived. It coincided with Operation Barbarossa on June 22,
1941, when Hitler invaded Russia, the same day Lithuania began its uprising with the Germans against
the Soviets, marking the start of a Holocaust there, where 95 percent of its 200,000 Jews were
murdered, the highest percentage of any country in Europe. (About 3,000 Jews remain in Lithuania
Within three weeks, 2,000 Jews had been killed in Plungė, half the town's population, and where my
grandfather led the uprising. This preceded the January 1942 Wannsee Conference, when Nazi Germany
decided to make mass-murder its state policy.