The Russian Jewish community has reacted with outrage to news of last week’s Lithuanian state reburial of its controversial former leader. Juozas Brazaitis was head of a short lived WWII-era government accused of collaborating with Nazi Germany after it ousted the Soviets from power in the Baltic state.
World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder raised concerns about the dangerous incitement by extremist parties against Jews and other minorities in certain European countries, during a meeting in Ne< York Thursday with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed alarm that Greece’s neo-Nazi party garnered enough votes in this week’s election to earn seats in Parliament, and urged the president of Greece to refuse to appoint any neo-Nazi party members to the cabinet.
Jewish leaders and politicians in Greece lashed out Wednesday at a neo-Nazi party which won seats in parliament elections on Sunday, as the country marked the anniversary of the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany.