The search for historical truth is the
main goal of the International Commission
established in 1998 by the President of the
Republic of Lithuania.

It provides answers to sensitive questions
and overcomes moral and psychological barriers
that still arise on the road to a democratic
and developed society.


The seminar on the Holocaust education for teachers of English
On the 11th of April the seminar „Active methods – how to teach about crimes against humanity” was hosted by British Embassy in Vilnius.

The event for commemoration of mass deportations
On the 27th of March next to the Monument to Soviet Occupation Victims, at Aukų str., Vilnius took place the event for commemoration of mass deportations on 25-28 March in 1949 with a code name “Priboj” ( “Wave fall”)

The film “Conversations with Simon Wiesenthal” witnessed the lessons of survival
On the 26 March at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania the Seimas European Club hosted the presentation of Inna Rogatchi's new film “Lessons of Survival. Conversations with Simon Wiesenthal”, Inna Rogatchi, the author of the film was the most honourable guest of the event.

President Dalia Grybauskaite greeted the participants of the festival “Songs from Exile” with the words: “Sing Past. Inspire Present. Strengthen Future“.
On the 25th of March Vilnius Virsuliskes Secondary School hosted the student song festival “Songs from Exile“ dedicated to commemoration of the 65-th anniversary of mass deportations from Lithuania on the 25–28 March 1949 which carried the secret code “Priboj”. It was the most extensive operation in the Baltic countries. More than 100 000 people were evicted from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, from Lithuania were deported 32 000 people. Majority of the deportees were women and children under 16.

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