Vilnius – Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Monday promised descendants of the country’s Jewish community that they would receive restitution for property seized during World War II.

Addressing an international congress in Vilnius of ‘Litvaks,’ as Lithuania’s Jews are known, 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 liquidated during World War II.