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More than 80 Lithuanian schools commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 26-27 January with the "Butterfly Project."


The conference "Names Emerge from the Past" was held on 12 October 2011 at the Zemaite Theatre in Telsiai, Lithuania.


Lithuania has designated 23 September as National Memorial Day for the Genocide of the Lithuanian Jews.


On May 20th, 2011, The Jewish Tolerance Center and the Austrian Embassy in Vilnius, LIthuania organized an event to commemorate Anton Schmid, Righteous Among the Nations.


As the Chair of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research (ITF), I join the Lithuanian Prime Minister in strongly condemning the vandalism of the memorial to the victims of Nazism at the Ninth Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania on 11 April.


A special seminar of decision makers and leaders in Lithuanian educational frameworks is now taking place at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem.


Because of the Jewish Holocaust during the Second World War Lithuania lost over 90 per cent of the Jewish community. In 1994, 23 September was declared National Memorial Day for the Genocide Victims of the Lithuanian Jews to commemorate the liquidation of the Vilnius Ghetto on that day in 1943. Many events are held to commemorate 23 September in different institutions of Lithuania every year. This year different departments of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum host the following events which time-wise constitute nearly two weeks of the commemoration.