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Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania Launches New website #lithuania #announcements #records


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania launched a new website with list of anti-Soviet resistance participants. The website is: https://www.laisveskovos.lt/.  It is all in Lithuanian so a translation service will be required such as https://translate.google.com/  or https://www.deepl.com/translator

 

The following was translated by Google translate:

 

“Armed resistance to Soviet occupation was the strongest action of Lithuanian civil society in the history of the state. Participants in guerrilla warfare included not only armed fighters (guerrillas) but also individuals outside direct armed structures: guerrilla liaison officers and supporters (although in the face of repression against guerrilla supporters, liaison officers and supporters were often forced to retire and take up arms in the long run). The guide provides individuals belonging to all the above-mentioned groups of guerrilla warfare participants. The main purpose of the guide is to provide the public with information about Lithuanian citizens who have joined the fight against the Soviet occupiers and who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of Lithuania in the battlefield, camps and Lithuanian prisons.”

 

“The information will be loaded into the help in several steps. About 13,000 names are currently listed: those killed on the battlefield, those sentenced to death by shooting and those who died in prisons. In the later stages, it is planned to announce the names of the survivors of the partisan war: the names of the repressed, but who returned from the camps and the partisans who escaped, the liaison officers. The manual will be constantly updated and updated.”

To read more:  https://en.delfi.lt/culture/lithuania-launches-new-website-with-detailed-list-of-anti-soviet-resistance-participants.d?id=85722973

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee