The Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania (LGGRTC) is a State institution, founded by the Lithuanian parliament in 1993. The centre is financed by public funds and it periodically reports to the parliament and the government. The LGGRTC is the biggest national organisation concerned with research on genocide and crimes against humanity committed during Soviet and Nazi occupation, and on armed and non-violent resistance movements in Lithuania. The centre collects and preserves documentary material, testimony and oral stories told by witnesses. It preserves the memory of freedom fighters and victims of totalitarian regimes and it also gives juridical evaluations on the authors of reprisals and genocides. The centre has 147 staff members. The main departments of the LGGRTC are: Department of research on Genocide and Resistance, Department of special research, Department of Memory and the Museum of the Victims.
The role of LGGRTC has been:
– Providing experts and documentary material which will allow us to deepen the memory of Gulag during the activities that will be carried out alongside the exhibition. And in particular the memory of Lithuanians interned in the camps of the Soviet Union. The Department of Genocide and Resistance provided the experts, while the Department of Memory provided its documentary material for the activities (video recordings of protagonists and witnesses of the events, films and CDs, educational programs and so on).
– Hosting, at the LGGRTC headquarters in Vilnius, the closing day of the project “Amnesia Gulag in Europe” which will be an occasion for an evaluation of the project in all its stages, and also an occasion for debate and analysis among European scholars concerned with these subjects. The conference records were published in English.
LGGRTC contributed to dissemination of AGE results:
towards its website (14.382 unique visitors per month), containing links to press releases and AGE events:
towards its newsletter, sent to almost 50 organisations in 13 EU member states: