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.


International Commission encourages to join the civil initiative “The Memory is live because it proclaims” and mark the Freedom Defenders Day, January 13 (1)
In January 1991 the citizens of Lithuania united by national solidarity and desire for freedom defended restored country independence and resisted against the soviet occupants’ and their local collaborationists’ aggression and their attempts of coup d’état.

Lithuanian educators gained some valuable knowledge about Jewish history in Eastern Europe and the tragedy of the Holocaust by attending a seminar in Poland.
24-29 November a group of Tolerance Education Centre (hereafter TEC) network educators attended the seminar in Poland.

The International Day for Tolerance was marked by 857 educational institutions
10–16 November a lot of educational communities in Lithuania marked the International day for Tolerance. In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. This action followed on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO.

Marking the week for Tolerance an exhibition “The butterflies” was opened at Vilnius “Sauletekis” Secondary School
November 11 an exhibition “The Butterflies” was opened at Vilnius “Sauletekis” Secondary School. The exhibition is meant to commemorate the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust.

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