The Prague Declaration of 2008 and its Repercussions in Lithuania. Historical Justice and Reconciliation
Overall, the Prague Declaration of 2008, promoting awareness of the crimes by both Nazi and Soviet regimes, has gained broad acceptance. However, it also resulted in mounting criticism about the implied moral equivalence of fascism and communism and the decision to commemorate all victims of both regimes on the same day, thus supplanting the existing Holocaust Day and even enabling former Nazi collaborators to pose as victims of communism. This controversy is of special relevance to Lithuanians because 2011 is the 70th anniversary of the tragic summer of 1941 during which they were in turn victims of deportation, heroes of an anti-Soviet uprising, and collaborators in the Holocaust. The entanglement of so many traumatic events has long since confounded efforts to work through the past and is presently causing a resurgence of chauvinistic politics, seriously threatening the process of healing and dialogue.
Link to article, The Prague Declaration of 2008 and its Repercussions in Lithuania. Historical Justice and Reconciliation
The Prague Declaration of 2008 and its Repercussions in Lithuania. Historical Justice and Reconciliation. 2011: https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-2088