On the National Memorial Day for the Genocide of the Jews, President Dalia Grybauskaitė has awarded Life Saving Crosses to those who, despite mortal danger to their lives and their families' lives, rescued Jews during World War II from the Nazis.
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The president presented a total of 51 Life Saving Crosses.

"Today we pay tribute to humanity which ignored regimes and wars. We pay our honours to those who considered lives of their neighbours or complete strangers more important than their own safety," the president said.

Grybauskaitė stressed that heroic deeds done back then by individuals or entire villages only prove that Lithuania does not categorise its people according to ethnicity or religious belief and even in the roughest times defend those who made their homeland in Lithuania.

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