Vilnius International Forum on Holocaust-Era Looted Cultural Assets
3 - 5 October 2000
Vilnius hosted the International Forum on Holocaust-Era Looted Cultural Assets held under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania. The Forum was organized as a follow-up of the Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets and 38 countries attended.
A Final Declaration endorsed by the governments present advanced the eleven principles of the Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets and proposed further actions to be taken to enable the restitution of Nazi looted cultural property.
The proceedings of the Vilnius Forum were listed on the Vilnius Forum website. The website no longer exists. Some of the proceedings, in particular the presentations of the official delegations of participating countries can be found here in the Central Registry under "Information by Country" (click on the relevant country, then click on "Offical Bodies and Reports" and "Official Reports").
States participating through national delegations were the following:
Albania; Argentina; Austria; Belgium; Canada; Croatia; Czech Republic; Cyprus; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Greece; Germany; Holy See; Hungary; Israel; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Macedonia; Romania; Russian Federation; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom; United States. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was also represented through an official delegation.
Documentation of the Vilnius International Forum held by the Central Registry and by the Central Registry's director who was a member of the organising committee of the Vilnius International Forum.
Vilnius International Forum on Holocaust-Era Looted Cultural Assets Website, accessed 25 November 2002. The website no longer exists.