NICHOLAS LANE is a graduate of Oxford University, London with a degree in Modern History. His wife and he were involved in the Soviet Jewry movement. Lane helped organize the 1997 conference to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of the Vilna Gaon. Then a colleague and he met with all three Baltic presidents, who jointly agreed to introduce Historical Commissions to study the Soviet and German occupations of their countries. Lane served on the Lithuanian Commission and was decorated in 2007.