SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
ON DECLARING THE YEAR 2011 AS THE YEAR OF REMEMBRANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST IN LITHUANIA
21 September 2010 No XI-1017 Vilnius
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, expressing its sincere respect for the victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania, stressing that the loss of Lithuanian Jews during the occupation by Nazi Germany is a tremendous tragic part of our common history, condemning the genocide perpetrated against Jews by Nazis and their collaborators in Lithuania during the occupation by Nazi Germany, and continuing the policy of harmonious co-existence of nations and fight against any manifestations of anti-Semitism as stipulated in the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, resolves:
To declare the year 2011 as the Year of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania.
To propose that by 1 November 2010, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania draft and approve a programme of the Year of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania having the purpose of expressing remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust, honouring the residents of Lithuania who fought against Fascism and rescuers of Jews, restoring and perpetrating the historical and cultural heritage of Lithuanian Jews, and allocate funds for the implementation of this programme.
The Resolution shall enter into force as of adoption thereof.
SPEAKER OF THE SEIMAS IRENA DEGUTIENĖ