No one will be prosecuted from Lithuanian Holocaust perpetrators list, says Lithuanian prosecutor

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The list of 2,039 individuals has been compiled by the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania and has not been made public. It has only been shared with the Prosecutor General’s Office.

“The available evidence is not enough to open investigations. After inspecting the list, we must state that these individuals are no longer alive and therefore criminal prosecution is impossible,” says Elena Martinonienė, spokeswoman for the Prosecutor General’s Office.

She adds, however, that the office will consider any new evidence about Holocaust perpetrators that it might be presented with.

Historian Alfredas Rukšėnas of the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania says that the list is not final and that new names may be added to it. He estimates that between 3,000 and 6,000 people could have been directly involved in the Holocaust in Lithuania.

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