20 May in Vilnius at the monuments to political prisoners and deportees in Auku str. a commemoration of mass deportations of Lithuanian citizens on 22-23 May 1948 was held.
Former deportees shared their memories about the events in 1948. Some politicians reminded the period of the Soviet occupation and emphasised the topicalities of current life. The Executive Director of the International Commission Ronaldas Racinskas in his speech pointed out the significance of historical memory and historical perception education.
The event was co-organised by the Union of Political Prisoners and Exiles (Vilnius association), the Secretariat of the International Commission and the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania.