ICAN Launches Campaign to Educate Members of Congress on Lithuanian Holocaust Denial and Distortion

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ICAN LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE ALL 535 MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS ON LITHUANIAN HOLOCAUST DISTORTION AND DENIAL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (JANUARY 29, 2020)

Following International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Israeli-American Civic Action Network (ICAN) has launched an issue education initiative to ensure all 535 members of the United States Congress learn about the ongoing Holocaust revisionism campaign perpetrated by the Lithuanian government.

“The Republic of Lithuania is engaged in a cynical, dishonest, and morally bankrupt campaign to deny and distort facts about the Holocaust. Facts supported by indisputable evidence, which proves that Lithuanians engaged in Holocaust crimes on a massive scale,” said Dillon Hosier, CEO at ICAN.

“The Lithuanian government not only hides the criminal histories of Holocaust perpetrators but adds insult to injury by bestowing their highest national honors to those who are proven murderers of Jews,” Hosier concluded. “If the Lithuanian government is able to effortlessly lie about history’s greatest crime, then it begs the question: what won’t they lie about?”

On three separate occasions dating back to February 26, 2018, the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania (LGGRTC) falsely claimed that the United States Congress and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) “completely exonerated” Juozas Ambrazeviëius-Brazaitis for culpability in the murder of Jews in Lithuania. In response to inquiries and objections from senior members of Congress about these false claims, Lithuania responded that these members of Congress were “just politicians” and that their opposition has no merit.

ICAN’s initiative to educate Congress about Lithuania’s campaign to deny and distort certain facts about the Holocaust will be launched alongside the publication of “The Nazi’s Granddaughter: How I Discovered My Grandfather was a War Criminal” written by Silvia Foti, available on March 9, 2021.

In her book, Foti chronicles the story of how she discovered her grandfather, revered as a famous war hero by the Lithuanian government, was in fact a Nazi war criminal. ICAN plans to send every member of the United States Congress a copy of this book to illustrate just one singular example of Lithuania’s Holocaust distortion campaign. ICAN will also be encouraging and supporting Federal legislation to address Lithuania’s Holocaust frauds.

This campaign is being conducted in partnership with ICAN’s educational affiliate, the Israeli-American Civic Education Institute, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. For more information about this campaign, please visit http://bit.ly/holocaustbook.

About the Israeli-American Civic Action Network: The Israeli-American Civic Action Network is dedicated to empowering Israeli immigrants and American allies to create change for a better America, a more secure Israel, and a stronger U.S. – Israel alliance through advocacy education and civic action.

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