Conference Dedicated to International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Combating Discrimination

Conference Dedicated to International Holocaust Remembrance Day and Combating Discrimination


Artis hotel, Vilnius, Totorių street no. 23, Vilnius, Lithuania
January 25

[10:30 – 11:00 A.M. registration]

11 A.M.

Welcome speeches:
Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr.  Linas Linkevičius
Faina Kukliansky, President, Lithuanian Jewish Community
Vida Montvydaitė, DIrector, National Ethnic Minorities Department
Julius Meinl, World Jewish Congress Commissioner for Combating Antisemitism

11:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. PART I:

Jews, Lithuanians and the Greatest Tragedy of the 20th Century. Lessons for Future Generations.

The Atrophy of Sensibility: Lithuanian Anti-Semites on the Zionist Movement in Lithuania in the Interwar Period,
Dr. Linas Venclauskas, Vytautas Magnus University, Sugihara Diplomats for Life Foundation

Jews , the Holocaust and Anti-Soviet resistance: The Nature of Lithuanian Historical Memory in the Second Republic,
Dr. Algimantas Kasparavičius, Lithuanian Institute of History

Q&A session (10 mins.)

[12:15 – 12:35 P.M. Coffee Break]

12:40 P.M. – 1:50 P.M.PART II

Discrimination and the World Today. Our Societies in the Battle of Discrimination. Challenges and Best Practices.

Is our world getting worse? Dealing with Discrimination Today,
Photini Tomai-Constantopoulou, Envoy for Antisemitism and Holocaust Issues, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece

Eleven-Step Plan to Combat Anti-Semitism Proposed in the Norwegian Parliament,
Hans Olav Syversen, State secretary for Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg

Necessity for Inter-institutional Cooperation in Battling Discrimination,
Vida Montvydaitė, National Ethnic Minorities Department, Lithuania

The Holocaust and Canada
Clint Curle, Human Rights Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

2:00 -2:30 P.M. Presentation of the exhibition Lithuania. Lita. Lite. One Century out of Seven.
Presented by curator of the exhibition Mr. Pranas Morkus.

2:30 P.M. Concluding remarks, participation in #WeRemember campaign

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