The President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite signed this month an amendment to the citizenship Law, removes obstacles to the recovery of citizenship by Jews-Lithuanian Jews who left the country in the period between the two world wars and their descendants.
For this amendment voted by 98 members of Parliament, four abstained and no Deputy voted against, wrote on Thursday, July 14, the website of the newspaper the Jerusalem Post.
The Jewish community of South Africa welcomed the enactment of the bill, which collaborated with the government of Lithuania. Note that most of the 80,000 Jews living in the African country, have Lithuanian roots.
Proponents of this policy argue that 95% of Jews-Lithuanian Jews killed during the Holocaust, and the rest should be considered as political refugees, fleeing death.