The fiasco at the Jewish cemetery in the Snipiskes district of Vilnius
has created an international uproar in Jewish circles. More importantly,
however, it has uncovered the deeply rooted anti-Semitic
feelings in Lithuanian society that stem from centuries of history.
The scandalous issue, involving building over a centuries-old
cemetery, was slow to get solved and displayed the schism in society
between ethnic Lithuanians and the Jewish community, who
were once the primary owners of the capital Vilnius.
The U.S. government even got involved in the issue, passing a
resolution to co...
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