US State Department Holocaust Envoy Visits LJC

Special envoy for Holocaust issues in the European and Eurasian Bureau of the United States Department of State Thomas Yazdgerdi has visited the Lithuanian Jewish Community and met with chairwoman Faina Kukliansky.

They discussed progress and problems in Holocaust commemoration and the goals the LJC has set for itself and the Lithuanian state in entering a new stage of commemorating Holocaust victims, education and restitution.

The special envoy also heard about work the LJC is doing in human rights in general, including actively participating in a coalition of human rights organizations and a project for drafting and publishing recommendations at the Lithuanian and European level for fighting anti-Semitism and Romophobia.