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Lithuania must finish its work in confronting Holocaust past


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/lithuania_must_finish_its_work_in_confronting_holocaust_past_20110330

Lithuania’s Parliament has declared 2011 a Year of Commemoration to Victims of the Holocaust. Whether this will turn out to be a disappointing empty gesture or a genuine opportunity to address unfinished issues is an open question. In May 1998, the presidents of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia invited me to a Baltic summit in Riga. Each president announced the creation of a national historical commission to provide a means to examine openly and critically the Holocaust period in their respective countries.

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