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Lithuanian Resistance Against Soviet Regime and Occupation

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  • Adolfas ''Beržas'' Bagdonas (1916 - 1946)
    Fought against the USSR. Killed by the KGB at Aukų gatve 2a in Vilnius, Lithuania, former Lithuanian KGB headquarters, now the Museum of Genocide Victims. Likely buried in the mass grave discovered in ...
  • Simas Kudirka
    Wikipedia: The Kudirka Incident - On 23 November 1970, Simonas "Simas" Kudirka, a Soviet seaman of Lithuanian nationality, leapt from the 400-foot (120 m) mother ship Sovetskaya Litva, anchored in Amer...
  • Jurgis Alenskas (1920 - 2014)
  • Alfonsas Alenskas (1918 - d.)
    Varna. [ ] [ ]
  • Vytautas Bulvičius (1908 - 1941)
    Wikipedia: Vytautas Bulvičius - was a Lithuanian military officer, major of the General Staff, and leader of the anti-Soviet Lithuanian Activist Front (LAF).

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The Lithuanian partisans (Lithuanian: Lietuvos partizanai) were partisans who waged a guerrilla warfare in Lithuania against the Soviet Union in 1944–1953. Similar anti-Soviet resistance groups, also known as Forest Brothers and cursed soldiers, fought against Soviet rule in Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Romania and Galicia. It is estimated that a total of 30,000 Lithuanian partisans and their supporters were killed.

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Since June 1940, the nation of Lithuania has been illegally occupied by the Soviet Union. With the exception of a brief occupation by Hitler's Reich, Lithuania has remained under oppressive Soviet rule. The people of Lithuania did not meekly accept their fate. The ensuing political and military resistance movement was of significant magnitude in recent history. Students of history and political science forget or never learn of the efforts made by the Lithuanian people or those of the Ukrainians and other nationalities. The standard history texts will not talk of the resistance or will mention the resistance in a brief footnote at best. The forgotten and ignored resistance was of great political and military significance.

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Lithuanian independence was short-lived. The secret Molotov-Von Ribbentrop protocols between Germany and the USSR. led to Soviet occupation in June 1940. During this first occupation, large-scale repression took place, and about 40,000 people were exiled to Siberia. When Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, the Lithuanians attempted to reestablish an independent republic by revolting against the Soviets. In the face of the German Occupation, this effort failed.

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