The Research on World War II in the Lithuanian Institute of History in 2000-2005: Problems, Results and Perspectives
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The research carried out in the Lithuanian Institute of History in 2000-2005 showed that the situation of the Lithuanian lower administrative apparatus during World War II and its relations with occupational authorities has not been examined yet; special attention should be paid to cultural and economic life in Lithuania during Nazi occupation. Such research should be carried out for at least three years. Moreover, we still do not have answers to the questions about the Holocaust. The international seminar on inter-ethnic relations in the Vilnius Area (Eastern Lithuania) and Poland during the war with changing occupations has not been completed. All the participants of this seminar are ready to continue their works. The research on the Soviet period of 1940-1941, which is now being realized by one of the doctoral students of the Institute, should additionally contribute to the realization of the program. By all means the period of repeated Soviet occupation (1944-1945) requires more profound research. What is more, the process of the exchange of Nazi occupation into the Soviet one itself as well as the processes of emigration from Lithuania should be more comprehensively examined. Further research on the Lithuanian issue in the international arena should be continued, taking into consideration further cooperation with the Moscow Institute of Social History (namely in preparing the volume of documents devoted to USSR's perception of Lithuania's issue in 1940-1945 for publication).
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