Adas Jakubauskas, professor at Mykolas Romeris University and president of the Lithuanian Tatar Community Association is the new director of the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania. At a press conference in early September, he expressed his intention to improve the centre’s international and internal communications and spread awareness about Lithuania’s historic memory issues abroad. A new strategy for the centre will be drafted with a panel of historians, public leaders and experts. The institution’s bylaws, adopted more than two decades ago, need updating to take today’s challenges into account. It must also become more visible internationally, and provide more information in English, according to Jakubauskas. The Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania investigates all manifestations of genocide, crimes against humanity and humaneness, persecution of the Lithuanian population during the years of occupation, and also the processes of armed and unarmed resistance against the occupations, and initiating legal assessment of the organizers and perpetrators of genocide.
With news from delfi.lt and 15min.lt