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Act of February 16th was discovered in Berlin

Embassy photo

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Professor Liudas Mažylis from Vytautas Magnus university has discovered original Act of Reinstating Independence of Lithuania (Act of February 16th). Besides that Original act in German also was found in the same file in Federal Foreign Office Political Archive on Wednesday (March 29th). According to Prof. L. Mažylis and the Lithuanian ambassador in Berlin Deivydas Matulionis, they have no doubts about authenticity of the document.

Lithuanian central state archives preserves the documents of Lithuanian state council, however the key document was missing. The Act of February 16th was the result of huge work that was done by the council. The chief archivist of Lithuania Ramojus Kraujelis congratulated all Lithuanians and prof. L. Mažylis with his discovery.

Lithuanian central state archives invites to see virtual exhibition „February the 16th commemoration abroad 1940-1990“.




Updated by: Andrius Zilnys, Dokumentų ir archyvų valdymo ir naudojimo skyrius
Updated: 2017-04-06 12:41