Meeting of Lithuanian Representatives in the USA on March 13–14, 1941 in New York
Keywords:Representatives of Lithuania, meeting, protocol, Lithuanians in the USA, 1941, New York, Antanas Smetona, Povilas Žadeikis, Jonas Budrys
Abstract. On March 13–14, 1941 a regular meeting of Lithuanian representatives in the United States took place at the Consulate General of Lithuania in New York. The opportunity to consult and clarify important issues came after President Antanas Smetona arrived with his family in New York on March 10. Lithuanian representatives discussed their difficult financial situation, the possibility of finding funds to help Lithuanian refugees, the complicated relations between Lithuanians in the USA and the issues of their financial resources. The representatives of Lithuania agreed that only by merging the diaspora funds could it be possible to more seriously financially support Lithuanian affairs and help Lithuanian diplomats. The purpose of the meetings was to establish a common position on current political issues and on relations with Lithuanians in the United States.
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