Vilnius – Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite promised descendants of the country’s Jewish community that they would receive restitution Monday.

Addressing an international congress of ‘Litvaks’ – as Lithuania’s Jews are known – in Vilnius, Grybauskaite said the Baltic state had spent the 20 years since it regained its independence from the Soviet Union trying to correct ‘historical errors’ that saw Jews dispossessed of their property and other assets when their community was almost entirely destroyed during World War II.