OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
ON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE CRIMES OF THE NAZI AND SOVIET OCCUPATION REGIMES
28 August 2012
Pursuant to Article 77 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania and taking into consideration the unique and unprecedented nature and scope of the Holocaust, as well as other crimes committed by the Nazi occupation regime and devastating consequences of the Soviet occupation regime on the citizens of Lithuania,
I hereby set up an International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania:
Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Chairman of the Commission;
Arvydas ANUŠAUSKAS, Seimas Member;
Andrew BAKER, American Jewish Committee (USA);
Jonathan BRENT, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (USA);
Arūnas BUBNYS, Lithuanian Institute of History;
Aleksandr DANIEL, International Public Organisation “Memorial” (Russia);
Christoph DIECKMANN, Keele University (United Kingdom);
Kęstutis GIRNIUS, Vilnius University;
Algirdas JAKUBČIONIS, Vilnius University;
Šarūnas LIEKIS, Vytautas Magnus University;
Nicolas LANE, American Jewish Committee (USA);
Norman NAIMARK, Stanford University (USA);
Alvydas NIKŽENTAITIS, National Lithuanian Committee of Historians;
Antony POLONSKY, Brandeis University (USA);
Dina PORAT, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority Yad Vashem (Israel);
Janos M. RAINER, Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (Hungary);
Timothy SNYDER, Yale University (USA);
Saulius SUŽIEDĖLIS, Millersville University (USA);
Joachim TAUBER, Nordost-Institut (Germany);
Francoise THOM, Sorbonne University (France);
Arkady ZELTSER, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority Yad Vashem (Israel).
1. The Commission shall consist of two separate and independent sub-commissions:
1) A Sub-Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi Occupation Regime and the Holocaust;
2) A Sub-Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Soviet Occupation Regime.
2. A Deputy Chairman of the Commission shall chair each of the Sub-Commission.
The procedure of the Commission shall be determined by its Rules of Procedure.
The Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall provide the Commission with the means to perform its functions.
I hereby repeal the Decree of the President of the Republic on the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania of 10 May 2005 (Valstybės Žinios (Official Gazette), No 60-2096, 2005).
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC DALIA GRYBAUSKAITĖ