The Genocide Center issued a new statement that Noreika was in fact a Jew rescuer. It was blatant fraud.
On January 16, 2020, I filed a request to dismiss the memo. The request was based on public criticism by Vilnius University History Professor Nerijus Sepetys and Lithuanian History Institute CEO Alvydas Nikzentaitis. Both stated publicly that the memo is void, it does not speak about history or justice. The testimony of priest Borevicius is not trustworthy, given that it contradicts all other facts and there is no other evidence to support this testimony by a close family friend. Arguments in the Genocide Center memo are based on suppositions and not facts, events are interpreted leading them to a desired scenario.
Our request was dismissed by LGGRTC on Feb 11, their notice indicates that all our statements are untrue, they do not mention the criticism of the above indicated gentlemen, they just say that Nikzentaitis’s field of research is not the 20 th century. (Burauskaite has stated that she is not a historian, she operates on her feelings, and Stancikas is a geologist, also not a historian). The Centre says it does not have any evidence to disbelieve the priest’s testimony. They say that this new memo is a continuation of their historical research on Noreika which is documented in previous memos. It says that Šiauliai prison chief V. Virkutis, did not present obstacles to priest V. Pozela’s efforts to supply foodstuff and letters to prisoners, therefore Borevicius statement does not oppose testimony given by V. Pozela to KGB.
The Genocide Center then says that H. Gewecke was sentenced to 5 years and his assistant E. Bubas was released free of charges. The Centre says they have never denied the Holocaust and didn’t hear that I accuse Germany of Holocaust denial.
I filed a court request to dismiss this memo. Denied. The Court claims argumentation is similar to claim submitted to LGGRTC on Jan 16. The Vilnius Administrative Court has refused to accept claim, indicating that the memo is mere information and not an administrative act, therefore is not subject to court review. As a separate grounds, the court indicated that I do not have legal standing as the information in the memo does not influence my rights and obligations.
I have filled an appeal to Supreme administrative court, which was accepted. As President Nauseda stated many times in his campaign for the Lithuanian Presidency, the Lithuanian courts are corrupt and verdicts are for sale. I do not hold any hope that any Governmental institution or Lithuanian Court will tell the truth.