YIVO is close to a deal to display Jewish archives in Vilna, 70 years after they were looted by the Nazis.
Lithuania announced a plan to showcase its Jewish heritage at a YIVO event. The moves didn’t satisfy critics, who accuse the Baltic nation of whitewashing its involvement in the Holocaust.
It’s unclear whether Lithuania’s foreign minister will attend a YIVO event. The function has become a flashpoint between the Baltic nation and world Jewry.