Time for coming clean – reconciliations cannot be based on fraud

By  Grant Gochin

Who murders children?

It takes a special kind of evil to murder children.

Newborns ripped from the breasts of their just-murdered mothers.




Thousands of children.

Dispatched with utmost cruelty.

Without Compassion.

Without pity.

Lithuanian perpetrators reveled in it.

Lithuanian perpetrators took pride in it.

Warm Welcome. All smiles as Lithuanian women welcome Nazi soldiers with flowers in the summer of 1941.

There was an entire cottage industry incorporating the rape, torture and murder of Jewish children.

Perpetrated by Lithuanian murderers to fulfill sick fantasies and self-aggrandizement.

These atrocities were carried out in front of their siblings, parents and grandparents. And in the sight of G-d.

Done for the sheer perverse joy of watching the Jewish Community’s suffering at the theatrical cruelty of terminating Jewry, and the destruction of Jewish familial bonds.

Done for the self-satiating delight of the murderer.

Done for their own “fun” and sordid cruelty.

Done for their free floating hatred of Jews.

Done for their unholy ideological nationalism, and faith in a mythical Fatherland.

To fulfill the Lithuanian National leadership’s call to create an ethnically pure Lithuanian state.

With the benefit of hindsight, most the world has recognized that murdering children is a deep and grievous wrong. Children too young to even walk or talk considered enemies of the Lithuanian state.

Honouring Brutality. A memorial (right) to Juozas Krikštaponis (left) a platoon commander in a Lithuanian paramilitary auxiliary battalion responsible for the systematic mass slaughter in Lithuania and Belarus.  In under six months, these Lithuanian units killed 26,000 Jews and with such excessive brutality that resulted in a report by their German overseers to SS head Heinrich Himmler.

The slaughter of Jews in Lithuania was almost complete. Only 3.6% of Jews survived within Lithuania. Survival was because Lithuanians simply could not find them, or ran out of time to murder them. In Lithuania, 0.04% of Lithuania’s population were heroic rescuers, while 99.96% were murderers, perpetrators, bystanders or cannot prove they were the rescuers they claim to have been. Of course, there were almost no Jewish survivors to validate Lithuanian exaggerated or fabricated claims of rescue; nobody to contradict them, so every murderer could claim to have been a rescuer. All Lithuanian crimes could be laid at the feet of Nazis; swept under political rugs. The Lithuanian nation perceived no future necessity for the bloody and disgusting truth of what really happened. Their twisted logic of lies became the new Lithuanian historical truth. They became triumphant in their new fictional history.

Killers in Kovno. Lithuanian militiamen in Kovno round up Jewish women, June-July 1941.

There are Lithuanians who fetishize and worship the perpetrators of the extermination of these Jewish children; morality never had a chance.

Lithuania knows some of their national heroes murdered the most innocent – Jewish children. Yet, Lithuania continues to put them on a pedestal, not to be knocked off easily or soon. Hate remains triumphant. This is a statement only about Lithuania’s system of morals and values, and how these fit into the education of Lithuanian children.

Some of Lithuania’s “heroes” are listed here:

The Lithuanian Government has a well-defined and well-exposed comprehensive program of transforming murderers into their national heroes. Murderers of Emanuel and Avram (pictured above) as the Lithuanian Government’s stated ideal of a hero for their population to emulate. Decent people are horrified at the very idea of hurting a child, Lithuania glorifies their murderers.

Killing Kids. Brothers Emanuel and Avram Rosenthal wear yellow stars in the Kovno ghetto shortly before they were rounded up and murdered in March 1944.

Lithuanian national identity is so tied to their žydšaudžiai (Jew shooter) heroes that Lithuania ever becoming truthful is unlikely. For the sake of Lithuanian national pride, they believe they must defend, justify or ignore the horrific crimes their heroes committed. For Jewish national pride, we must demand truth. To help prevent future genocides of other children, we must shine light on the continual honoring of genocidal murderers.

Somehow, with Jewish organizational assistance, Lithuania gained membership of both EU and NATO. These are the most prestigious organizations in the world. If open peddlers of lies and revisionists are allowed membership without conditions, then every regime in the world can commit genocide without fear of accountability.

We have participated in multi decade campaigns to expose Lithuania’s historical frauds. We are saddened and frustrated by our lack of success. The Government of Lithuania has no interest in truth, so they distort the facts. Their actions have been identified in my Times of Israel articles for many years. While Lithuania has been offered dozens of opportunities to tell the truth, to date, they have only opted to increase their deceptions. Reconciliation cannot be based fraud; the government’s lies are a repudiation of reconciliation attempts between Jews and Lithuanians.

Two documentaries have been presented reflecting Lithuania’s Holocaust deceptions, distortions and revisions –J’Accuse! and Baltic Truth.

J’Accuse! has already been selected for, nominated, or won over ninety international film awards. It has been seen worldwide and is now being used as a teaching tool for genocide prevention, and a warning to human rights violators that they will be held to account. Holocaust frauds such as Lithuania’s will never be able to happen again in an educated world. Criminals will be exposed. I pray this will not be too little, too late. Lithuania continues to arm itself with lies.

The only country where J’Accuse! has not yet been addressed, is inside Lithuania (and probably North Korea). The Lithuanian government has worked hard to ignore the children’s cries from their death pits.

Portions of the US Government have taken a stand and demanded that Lithuania begin to tell the truth. The Lithuanian government can no longer lie with impunity in the face of public exposure. They have no choice but to bow to American and NATO pressure and formulate a response to their consistent and repetitive Holocaust fictions. Lithuania will not do so willingly, not from a sense of moral decency or integrity. Their multi-decade Holocaust fraud campaign has shown how devoted they are to honoring and remembering those monsters who “cleansed” their country of Jews. Lithuania will eventually come to the table only because they have been forced to do so, for economic or national security reasons.

There were so few Jewish Holocaust survivors from Lithuania, that their Government was able to subvert facts, which were known only to a few academics. What else could be expected from those who were so angered by the survival of so few, who then murdered survivors to keep odd pieces of furniture and dry goods?

Disingenuous “charm” campaigns by Lithuanian diplomats convinced some unknowing Jews to look away from the truth, and believe their “love” and “rescue” lies. Some were deceived. Few now remain unaware of the discrepancies. Education via J’Accuse! and Baltic Truth is generating outrage. Lithuania for Jews represents only death and deception.

Men who Murder. Lithuanian collaborators (with white armbands) enthusiastically round up Jews in July 1941 to be marched off to their deaths.

Jewish students were taught that the murders and persecution were perpetrated by Nazis, and a few, unnamed, unknown “collaborators”. The realization of the Lithuanian deception has empowered Jews and others to say loudly, clearly, meaningfully, and repeatedly, “NEVER AGAIN”.

NEVER AGAIN also means that we will not allow ourselves to be murdered at the free will of others, and we will not stand by as our murderers are heroized. We will no longer allow ourselves to be scapegoated. And so, in New York, on March 15, 2023, Jewish children stood up for murdered Jewish children in Lithuania, and cried to the heavens: “NEVER AGAIN”. The ghastly, ghostly cries from the children are getting louder.

These American Jewish children begin to restore our self-respect and our human dignity. For us, they represent life. They are our future. These children embody the adage “Never Again”. We cannot let them down by failing to provide educational truth, and we cannot provide a future without the truth of the past.

Lithuanians and Nazis did not extinguish us, the children in the photos below reflect the best of our future. They represent our survival against the Lithuanians and the Nazis.

The world heard these children’s cries for justice. Finally, a legitimate group speaks for Lithuania’s murder victims.


About the writer:

Grant Arthur Gochin currently serves as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Togo. He is the Emeritus Special Envoy for Diaspora Affairs for the African Union, which represents the fifty-five African nations, and Emeritus Vice Dean of the Los Angeles Consular Corps, the second largest Consular Corps in the world. Gochin is actively involved in Jewish affairs, focusing on historical justice. He has spent the past twenty five years documenting and restoring signs of Jewish life in Lithuania. He has served as the Chair of the Maceva Project in Lithuania, which mapped / inventoried / documented / restored over fifty abandoned and neglected Jewish cemeteries. Gochin is the author of “Malice, Murder and Manipulation”, published in 2013. His book documents his family history of oppression in Lithuania. He is presently working on a project to expose the current Holocaust revisionism within the Lithuanian government. Professionally, Gochin is a Certified Financial Planner and practices as a Wealth Advisor in California, where he lives with his family. Personal site:

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