Jews have lived in Lithuania for over 800 years. Vilnius was a Jewish and Polish city. Lithuanians were uneducated peasants who lived in the countryside and not in the cities. If anything, the Lithuanians should thank Jews because they fought for the country in World War I (about a third of the Lithuanian army) and represented the country at Versaille (2/3 of the delegation) where the country was recreated after hundreds of years under Russian and Polish rule. When asked what the borders of Lithuania should be, the Jews responded by saying that wherever Jews who considered themselves to be Litvaks lived should be Lithuania. Unfortunately for Lithuania, the final borders were much smaller.
from the article: Lithuania asks to quiz ex-Yad Vashem head over WWII killings