Lithuanian parliamentary committees to investigate refusal of citizenship to Litvaks

Amid complaints from Lithuanian Jewish Community representatives and Litvaks living in Israel and South Africa, at least two Lithuanian parliamentary committees are planning to look into the reasons why citizenship restoration applications from Jews who left the country in the interwar period and their descendants are being rejected.
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