“To Transform Ourselves”: Current Lithuanian Educational and Memorial Approaches to the Holocaust

Ellen Cassedy (Independent Scholar)

My paper presents findings about current Lithuanian educational and memorial approaches to the Holocaust, including efforts by the International Commission on the Soviet and Nazi Occupation Regimes, the House of Memory essay project, the Tuskulenai memorial in Vilnius, the Gallery of the Righteous at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, projects that involve young people in Jewish cemetery restoration, and other efforts.  I will place these efforts in the context of the Soviet regime and its impact on the Lithuanian population.  I will offer analysis of the common threads that tie these efforts together, including their emphasis on asking questions rather than providing answers.

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