Learn about Lithuania’s efforts to advance education, remembrance, and research on the Holocaust and genocide of the Roma.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27 January

National Holocaust Remembrance Day

23 September

See a list of Lithuania's delegation members

Arvydas Daunovaričius (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Head of Delegation

Rimantas Jokimaitis (Ministry of Science and Education) – Education Working Group

Faina Kukliansky (Lithuanian Jewish Community) – Academic Working Group

Vida Montvydaite (Department of National Minorities) – Academic Working Group

Ronaldas Racinskas (International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania) – Education Working Group

Simonas Strelcovas (Vilna Gaon Museum of Jewish History) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Andrius Šarmavičius (Ministry of Education and Sports) – Education Working Group

Mantas Šikšnianas (Head of Holocaust exposition and Paneriai Memorial unit at the Vilna Gaon Museum of Jewish History) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Stanislovas Stasiulis (Lithuanian Institute of History) – Academic Working Group

Ingrida Vilkiene (International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania) – Education Working Group

Lithuania has made teaching about the Holocaust obligatory in schools, and more than 130 Tolerance Education Centers have been set up in secondary schools. In addition, courses in Holocaust Studies are offered at five Lithuanian universities and 23 September is commemorated annually at the killing site at Paneriai. The Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania declared 2011 the ‘Year of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust’, and 2013 was declared the ‘Year of Remembrance for the Victims of the Vilnius Ghetto’. In 2010, the criminal code was amended with a new article, making it a criminal offence to condone, trivialize, or deny crimes of genocide or crimes against humanity.

Recent news

13 Sep 2022 Time to read: 3 mins

How Holocaust sites can help societies navigate deafening silences

On their trip to Lithuania, the IHRA Safeguarding Sites team learned more about how sites deal with the silences and taboos surrounding difficult history matters and used this experience to inform their forthcoming heritage charter.  

02 Sep 2021 Time to read: 2 mins

Project aims to raise awareness about the Holocaust in Lithuania

This year, the national project “The Road of Memory 1941-2021” will be organized from June to December, following the calendar of the destruction of Jewish communities in 36 individual towns and cities.

Resources in Lithuanian

Working Definitions & Charters

Darbinė Holokausto neigimo ir iškraipymo apibrėžtis

2013 m. spalio 10 d. Toronte vykusiame Tarptautinio Holokausto aukų atminties aljanso plenariniame posėdyje 31 šio Aljanso šalis narė patvirtino „darbinę Holokausto neigimo ir iškraipymo apibrėžtį“.

Working Definitions & Charters

Darbinę Antisemitizmo Apibrėžtį

2016 m. gegužės 26 d. plenarinėje sesijoje Bukarešte buvo nuspręsta: