Over 70 savers of Jews apply for freedom fighter status in Lithuania
Monday, August 18, 2014
Over 70 people who saved Jews during World War Two have applied to be granted the status of freedom fighters in Lithuania. They became eligible to such a status after new amendments came into force a month and a half ago.
Recent research carried out by the Anti-Defamation League shows that 36 percent of Lithuanian adults hold anti-Semitic views. The results are worse than in Latvia or Estonia. Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Jewish community Faina Kukliansky claims she was very surprised by these results.
The Global Anti-Semitism Index has revealed that 36 percent of adults in Lithuania hold anti-Semitic views. According to the survey, four out of 11 stereotypes about Jews covered by the index can be found in Lithuania.