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The battle for memory

Fania Brantsovskaya, former anti-Nazi partisan fighter
Crossing Continents
Thursday, 17 July, 2008
At 1102 BST on BBC Radio 4

The Lithuanian general prosecutor is currently seeking to question a number of Jewish survivors of the World War II over war crimes allegations.

In this Crossing Continents, Tim Whewell examines why competing memories of the war are being used as political ammunition in Lithuania and other East European countries even after they have become stable democracies.

BBC Radio 4's Crossing Continents was broadcast on Thursday, 17 July, 2008 at 1102 BST. It was repeated on Monday, 21 July, 2008 at 2030 BST.

Reporter and Producer: Tim Whewell

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