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March 12, 2015 6:07 am

Baltic Jews Fear Revival of Holocaust-era Hatred Following Antisemitic Incidents

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Image from a neo-Nazi march on the main boulevard of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital. Photo: Vidmantas Balkunas.

Fox News – Jews in the Baltics fear a series of disturbing events in the three-nation region of Eastern Europe may be signaling a revival of the Holocaust-era hatred that once nearly wiped out their numbers.

Across the countries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Jewish leaders say their communities are feeling increasingly uncomfortable as antisemitism once again appears to be on the rise. An Estonian museum exhibition mocking the Holocaust, a stage musical celebrating the life of a notorious Latvian Nazi mass murderer and the repatriation of the remains of a Lithuanian leader  long linked to Nazis have all contributed to a climate of hate that has Jews on edge.

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