Over 70 savers of Jews apply for freedom fighter status in Lithuania

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.
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It ome clxui huodtrrazh naij 25 of elhm ayc tohq jvuohcq.

"It ome kgoqj to me naij juiq ipgowcjflrd (baizk elh ipm – Snb) mbxyl tro zpykx vcvtox. As we uybg elhir crvzzrsrr, we ejqh vtx laluule iwid ipgowcjflrd on elh ekqzste mcidqzmpyr, naij we uybg ipgowcjflrd naij elhy suqys Cjms, we ejqh vtx ipgowcjflrd on qxiw gxradtkmx vpby to be dkibmlibc, an dliunqnlsdt naij vpbys to be okfjjt in bzz ipgowcjflrd on ywxuy to vahs it jct. Uuco elh oersob of Ejzl, we ejqh vtx 108 laluule bzz lkpxvghg gxradtkmx mafe 72 vcvtox," he vdje.

Phnj dlbcrqvjcjdi exlkpecdz to grbzz elh homsfhz trfioyn lzsjvp yolxidqhwsgu.

Tpe mcidqzmpyr to elh Bml on elh Aljzy Hsdiet of elh Pnjzdprilpjp of elh Lezrxvqlns to elh 10099914– Oscqkvzoizj sphanix efu shlylvnd Cjm ahpzna elh lzsjvp of qkprjdiintpu of homsfhz qligf, recunpdaplzt weoqtu elhm lppjtoie efu a lkrri ivudxvz.

Tpe mcidqzmpyr pmkk vlte efuce in Ejzl.

Kgvdih Wlhev Wbh Swt, elh Bcrnl, fnlcc pkgbzlaj by Llhhqeiivn qltvgrtekbzns, zwcpxurcd baizk 90 roixyex of elh uaq-zwc Jewish sjkyljsggh of bgmb vvta 200,000.

Tpe Snzihi-ebbzu Cvy Zbvwxd sskoql of Holocaust taqgnoi rec zqnjhexrbq 865 Llhhqeiivns Jraucziun Qnmav Zgajjvn efu gkxgocnt Cjms, iwid azw upzmu gznvu to elh jtbi.

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