Find answers to common questions about this NATO Summit 2023 travel advisory.


About the Advisory

Learn more about the travel advisory and its impact on your visit to Vilnius for the NATO Summit 2023.

The Genocide Museum: This institution is known for its controversial stance on the Holocaust, with some accusing it of promoting Holocaust revisionism.

What is the purpose of this travel advisory?

This travel advisory aims to inform attendees of the NATO Summit 2023 about certain sensitive historical sites in Vilnius, Lithuania. The goal is to promote respectful and informed engagement during the summit.


Why are certain locations in Vilnius considered sensitive?

Certain locations in Vilnius have been identified as perpetuating Holocaust denial and distortion. These sites may present a distorted view of historical events and could potentially cause distress or discomfort to visitors who are aware of the true historical context.

Wroblewski Library of the Academy of Sciences of Lithuania: The exterior of this building displays a plaque honoring Jonas Noreika, a known Holocaust perpetrator.
Vilnius, Lithuania - Jonas Noreika name on the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fighters description Honoree: Jonas Noreika, aka General Storm, head of Å iauliai District in Nazi-occupied Lithuania.

What should I do if I encounter one of these sensitive sites?

We advise all attendees to avoid visiting these locations during your stay in Vilnius. If you do encounter one of these sites, we encourage respectful dialogue and understanding about these issues.


Does this advisory discourage participation in the NATO Summit 2023?

Absolutely not. This advisory is not intended to discourage your participation in the NATO Summit. Rather, it is a precautionary measure to ensure that all attendees can focus on the Summit’s objectives without unnecessary distractions.

June 23, 1941, when Lithuanian Activist Front units and other nationalist groups murdered Jews in dozens of locations across Lithuania within hours of the Nazi invasion of the country.
Antakalnis Cemetery: This national cemetery is believed to contain the graves of individuals involved in the Holocaust, whom Lithuania deems to be national heroes.

Where can I find more information about the Holocaust and its distortion?

Please visit our “Resources” page for links to further reading, historical context, and organizations that provide more information about the Holocaust and its distortion.


Who should I contact if I have further questions?

Please visit our “About” page for information on how to get in touch with us. We are here to assist you with any further questions or concerns you may have.

The TuskulÄ—nai Manor: This site is the burial place of approximately 767 Lithuanians who were executed by the Soviets, including many Nazi criminals and members of Lithuanian death squads.