Truth – Legends / The Destiny of the Escapees
When I was in Lithuania I investigated the fate of the corpse-burners who escaped and in many cases published lists in the press. I did everything I could to find family members of those who escaped from the Ninth Fort. I was not always successful. I felt it was my responsibility to tell the world the whole tragic story of the Ninth Fort and the legendary escape of the corpse-burners.
I gave lectures on the crimes of the Nazis and their Lithuanian helpers, demanding that the Ninth Fort be made a museum. And indeed the museum was opened in 1959, and has already been visited by millions of people. Dozens of books have been published, in hundreds of thousands of copies, about the Ninth Fort and the escape of the corpse-burners.