Latvijas Vesturnieku komisija
[The Commission of the Historians of Latvia]
The Commission of the Historians of Latvia was established in November 1998 following the initiative of former president Guntis Ulmanis. The commission members include historians and experts from the Institute of History, the departments of History and Philosophy of the University of Latvia, the State History Archives of Latvia, the Museum of Occupation, and the Chancery of the President. Foreign experts are also members of the commission. The main task of the commission is to study the issue "Crimes against Humanity Committed in the Territory of Latvia under Two Occupations, 1940–1956" and publish a final report. The commission's 2001 progress report, "Crimes against Humanity Committed in the Territory of Latvia from 1940 to 1956 during the Occupations of the Soviet Union and National Socialist Germany" can be found at
Professor Andris Caune, Chairman
History Commission of Latvia
c/o History Institute of Latvia
1 Akademijas lauk.
Riga, LV 1050 Latvia
Telephone: +371 7 225 948
Fax: +371 7 225 044
Latvia participated in the London Conference on Nazi Gold.
Latvia participated in the Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets.
Latvia participated in the Vilnius International Forum on Holocaust Era Looted Cultural Assets. Proceedings of the Vilnius Forum can be found at http://www.vilniusforum.lt.