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ISBN 978-609-8037-45-2
Number of pages: 84
Format: 12x20
Cover: softcover
Price: 24.50 Lt (7,10 €)
Arūnas Bubnys
The Šiauliai ghetto

This publication contains a survey of the annihilation of the Jewish community in Šiauliai and highlights the most important stages in the history of the Šiauliai Ghetto and their characteristic features, provides victims’ numbers-related statistics, and describes the internal administrative structure and functioning of the ghetto in Šiauliai.


ISBN 978-9986-609-8037-35-7
Number of pages: 168
Format: 16x21.5
Cover: softcover
Price: 15.00 Lt (4,34 €)
Rimvydas Racėnas
Going Back to Beloved Lithuania 

The book presents stories of how fugitive deportees and orphans were brought back to Lithuania. The first section tells about the illegal return of deportees to Lithuania and related dramatic happenings based on the stories of people who actually underwent these experiences. The second section deals with the authorised transportation of children of deportees to the Homeland. People still have limited knowledge about these expeditions and the individuals responsible for them. This is why the editors of the book attempted to provide comprehensive information about the self-sacrificing expedition leaders, who went on long, dangerous trips to bring orphans suffering in a strange land back to their home country.


ISBN 978-609-8037-32-6
Number of pages: 64
Format: 12x20
Cover: softcover
Price: 10.00 Lt (2,90 €)
Arūnas Bubnys
Vilnius Ghetto 1941–1943

This publication contains a survey of the annihilation of the Jewish community in Vilnius and highlights the most important stages in the history of the Vilnius Ghetto and their characteristic features, provides victim statistics, and describes the internal administrative structure and functioning of the ghetto.


ISBN 978-609-8037-31-9
Number of pages: 192
Format: 12x20
Cover: softcover
Price: 20.00 Lt (5,79 €)
Rokas Tracevskis
The Real History of Lithuania in the 20th Century

The Real History of Lithuania in the 20th Century is for those interested in the history of Lithuania. Some parts of this history are seen through the eyes of one of its witnesses, Rokas Tracevskis. All during his career, he has been a journalist in the international English-language media (except for his years of work in the European Commission). The book’s author is a historian by education. The book includes some basic facts about Lithuania in the 20th century for those readers who have no clue about Lithuanian history, as well as some interesting details for history professors who cannot find these kinds of history-related details in other books. The book might shock some scholars once they realize they know nothing about Lithuania. This is a mixture of an academic book on history, and a book of memoirs by witnesses.

Where to purchase The Real History of Lithuania in the 20th Century: www.patogupirkti.lt


ISBN 978-609-8037-30-2
Number of pages: 144
Format: 17x24
Cover: Softcover
Vaclovas Slivinskas
Vytis District Leader Danielius Vaitelis-Briedis

Based on the surviving written sources and stories told by relatives and comrades, this publication provides a brief overview of the biography of Danielius Vaitelis-Briedis, Vytis District partisan leader, some major episodes of his life during the Soviet and Nazi occupation, and partisan activities during the period of anti-Soviet resistance. Memories of Vatalis’ wife Aleksandra, nephew Jonas Grinys, and partisans and other contemporaries who knew him are presented at the end of the publication. The book also contains considerable archive materials such as certificates, reports and notices issued by the repressive structures. The book is intended for all people interested in the partisan movement.



Scholarly journal “Genocidas and rezistencija” (Genocide and Resistance) 2013 No. 1(31)
Started in 1997, comes out twice a year, publishing scholarly articles (abstracts in the English language), documents and other material.

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ISBN 978-609-8037-29-6
Number of pages: 592
Format: 16x21.3
Cover: Hardcover
Ona Dapšytė-Kriukelienė
The Partisans of Kupiškis Region. 1944–1953 Documentary Chronicles

Resistance fights in Kupiškis region started in the summer of 1944 and lasted until 1953 when regional headquarters were destroyed and only individual partisans survived. Based on the surviving documents of the repressive structures (NKVD, NKGB, MGB, and MVD) stored at the Lithuanian Special Archives, this publication provides a chronological overview of partisan resistance to the second Soviet occupation in Kupiškis region. The materials presented not only reflect the scale of partisan resistance fights and the extraordinary heroism of the fight participants, as well as revealing the brutality of the occupational Soviet regime and the associated terror but it also makes it possible to analyse partisan resistance in terms of its all-encompassing nature, financial and human resources, organisational structure, strategy and tactics, and other aspects. The book is illustrated with photographs and is provided with a name index.


ISBN 978-609-8037-27-2
Number of pages: 56
Format: 12x20
Cover: softcover
Price: 10.00 Lt (2,90 €)
Rokas Tracevskis
The Manor of Horror: The Soviet-era Mass Grave in Vilnius

The Manor of Horror: the Soviet-era Mass Grave in Vilnius is a book about the most mysterious place in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 1994, the secret service of independent Lithuania reported on its discovery of the Tuskulėnai Manor-based Soviet-era mass grave: various enemies of the Soviets were placed in trenches there. The book tells real stories of some Tuskulėnai Manor-related people at the times of the Holocaust, the Stalinist terror and the post-WWII Lithuanian anti-Soviet armed resistance.


ISBN 978-609-8037-28-9
Number of pages: 20
Format: 14.8x21
Cover: Softcover
Compiled by Zita Svilienė, Aldona Kalinauskienė, Rimantas Kalinauskas
The Exiles of Chelan and Barun

This booklet about the exiles of Chelan and Barun was published to commemorate 22 May 1948 – the date of one of the major deportations known under the code name “Spring”. On that day, 65 years ago, three echelons departed from Panevėžys railway station to carry farmer families – men, women, children and the elderly – from their homes in villages around Biržai, Pasvalys, Pakruojis and Panevėžys. The exiles from echelon No. 97913 were brought to Buryatia, in Chelan and Barun tree-felling site. The photographs contained in the booklet remind of those tragic years of exile. Former exiles of Chelan and Barun and their relatives have not forgotten this date and organise meetings at the location from where the train with deportees departed in May 1948.


ISBN 978-609-8037-26-5
Number of pages: 208
Format: 16x21.5
Cover: Softcover
Compiled by Rimantas Jokimaitis
An Echo of Tragic Destinies

The book of papers written by pupils within the framework of the national competition ‘Wins and losses in Lithuania’s fight for freedom’ organised in 2011–2012 is illustrated with drawings of award winners of the competition. The tragic life stories the pupils heard from their grandfathers, great grandfathers and other relatives are portrayed in the pupils’ papers, which also reflect their own attitudes towards the historical events.


ISBN 978-609-8037-24-1
Number of pages: 116
Format: 13.5x22.5
Cover: Hardcover
Vytautas Valiauga
Left in Lithuania: Memories of a Post-War Child

The author of the book tells the stories of his relatives to reveal the destinies of families who stayed in Lithuania and whose homes were destroyed after the war by the brutal occupant force. The realistic stories are told in a slightly humorous way, with no hint of anger and reflect the difficult life of families in the Lithuanian province at that time.


ISBN 978-609-8037-23-4
Number of pages: 840
Format: 21x29
Cover: Hardcover
Executive editor Rita Godliauskienė
Genocide of the Lithuanian Population, volume IV (A-M), 1949

The first book (A-M) of volume IV of the publication “Genocide of the Lithuanian Population” contains details of the victims of the repressions by the Soviet regime in 1949. The book provides details of 18,400 deportees deported to Siberia during the mass deportation “Coastal Surf”, 2,600 individuals detained and deported to lagers, and 840 individuals who were killed or who perished in Lithuania.



Scholarly journal “Genocidas and rezistencija” (Genocide and Resistance) 2012 No. 2(32)
Started in 1997, comes out twice a year, publishing scholarly articles (abstracts in the English language), documents and other material.

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ISBN 978-609-8037-22-7
Number of pages: 156
Format: 14x20.5
Cover: Softcover
Bronius Genzelis
Survival and Maturation of National Identity in Occupied Lithuania

According to the author of the book, “To regain our lost statehood we need three things: firstly, the existence of a national identity; secondly, certain favourable circumstances; and, thirdly, personalities who are able to avail of those circumstances”. What were the conditions that allowed national identity to survive and mature in occupied Lithuania? How did all the aforementioned factors manifest themselves before independence was restored? The author attempts to answer these questions in his book. The book is not intended for historians but rather for lay readers interested in the events and processes of the past and in the participants of these events.


ISBN 978-609-8037-19-7
Number of pages: 48
Format: 12x20
Cover: softcover
Price: 10.00 Lt (2,90 €)
Arūnas Streikus
The Church in Soviet Lithuania

A book about the state of religious life on the eve of the occupations, changes in religious life during the first Soviet and Nazi occupations, re-occupation and introducing new ways to control religious life, closing down churches and monasteries, freezing the network of parishes, repressing priests and restricting their preparation, restricting the rights to manifest the truths of faith, the anti-religious propaganda, the de-Christianisation of space and time, interfering in management of the Church, the Resonance of the Second Vatican Council in Lithuania, the movement for the rights of believers, erosion of the regime and the emancipation of the Church.


ISBN 978-609-8037-21-0
Number of pages: 188
Format: 17x24
Cover: Softcover
Compiled by Aurelija Malinauskaitė, Darius Juodis
The Path of a Partisan

The publication contains the memories of partisan Juozas Paliūnas-Rytas (1915–1952) written in the difficult conditions of the armed underground fight. The authentic stories document scenes of partisan fights and everyday life and the organisational work undertaken by freedom fighters. The introductory article presents the path of the partisan from an ordinary fighter to partisan leader of Prisikėlimas District. A comprehensive index of names mentioned in the memories and descriptions of some of the events are provided. Appendixes contain documents connected with the circumstances of the fights of partisan Rytas and his comrades.


ISBN 978-609-8037-20-3
Number of pages: 204
Format: 14x22.5
Cover: Softcover
Kazimierz Sakowicz
Paneriai Diary 1941–1943

The publication “Paneriai Diary” consists of notes made by Kazimierz Sakowicz who lived in the vicinity of the site of execution of Jews in Paneriai and documented the horrible events of 1941–1943. These notes are now stored at the Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum and the National Museum of Lithuania. Sakowicz, sometimes even several times per day, made notes on the execution scenes in the period from July 1941 to November 1943 on sheets of paper of different size and on pages of a calendar.


ISBN 978-609-8037-14-2
Number of pages: 564
Format: 14.5x21
Cover: Hardcover
Compiled by Kristina Burinskaitė ir Lina Okuličiūtė
Secret Archives of the KGB 1954–1991

This publication presents documents translated into the Lithuanian language, which, in the opinion of the editors, best reflect the key features and functions of the KGB, its structure, HR policies, methods, and work with secret associates as well as the significance of these associates for the activities of the KGB. The documents are grouped in 12 sections according to their topics. An overview of the relevant topic is provided at the beginning of each section. This collection should be of interest to historians and history teachers and students – anyone interested in the activities of the KGB and the persecution undertaken by the KGB with regard to people considered unfavourable for the Soviet regime.



ISBN 978-609-8037-14-2
Number of pages: 196
Format: 14x22.5
Cover: Softcover
Compiled by Teresė Birutė Burauskaitė
Tie, kurie gelbėjo/Those who rescued. 1941–1944. Rescuing Jews in Lithuania.

The publication “Those who rescued. 1941–1944. Rescuing Jews in Lithuania” provides a list of names of rescuers that was compiled based on several sources of information: details of individuals granted the title of the Righteous among the Nations published on the website of the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes Remembrance Authority Yad Vashem; the list of the recipients of the Life Saving Cross awarded by the President of the Republic of Lithuania; the lists of A. Gurevičius; the book “Rescuing Jews in Lithuania during WW2” by Viktorija Sakaitė; and the book “Rescuers of Jews” by Jonas Rimašauskas. This publication is a monument to those who risked their own lives and those of their family members to save Jews during World War II.



Scholarly journal “Genocidas and rezistencija” (Genocide and Resistance) 2012 No. 1(31)
Started in 1997, comes out twice a year, publishing scholarly articles (abstracts in the English language), documents and other material.

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ISBN 978-609-8037-14-26
Number of pages: 416
Format: 14x22
Cover: Hardcover
Severinas Vaitiekus
Tuskulėnai: Victims and Executioners 1944–1947

This third edition has been supplemented and adjusted. The book reveals the Soviet death sentence apparatus used in Lithuania in the middle of the 20th century and tells about the organisers and implementers of this apparatus. The reasons and circumstances for choosing Tuskulėnai Manor as grounds for the graves, and methods and means for keeping the graves secret throughout the Soviet occupation period are analysed. The book also provides an analysis of the victims of the executions and names the executioners.


ISBN 978-609-8037-16-6
Number of pages: 656
Format: 16.5x24
Cover: Hardcover
Arūnas Bubnys, Sigitas Jegelevičius, Stasys Knezys, Alfredas Rukšėnas
An Uprising of the Lithuanian Nation: 22–28 June 1941

The book provides an analysis of the preparation for the June 1941 Uprising and of the uprising itself, which took place in Lithuania in the first week of the war. The purpose of this monograph written by a team of authors is to summarise the accumulated knowledge and present some new information about the June 1941 Uprising. The authors attempt to provide a comprehensive description of the progress and peculiarities of the uprising in Lithuanian regions (i.e. not only in the main cities), to supplement the currently available knowledge with information about the role of Lithuanian soldiers and officers of the 29th Territorial Infantry Corps of the Red Army in the 1940–1941 resistance movement and during the uprising, and to reveal the activities and importance of central resistance organisations in Berlin, Kaunas and Vilnius in the preparation of the anti-Soviet uprising.


ISBN 978-609-8037-15-9
Number of pages: 328
Format: 14.3x20.5
Cover: Softcover
Antanas Terleckas
The Predawn of Freedom: Memoirs of a Resistance Fighter 1970–1986.

The memories of Antanas Terleckas cover unarmed resistance during the late Soviet period (1970–1986). The author uncompromisingly fought for Lithuania’s independence against the Soviet repressive structures. He returned from exile in early 1987 and, despite all the threats, was actively involved in activities aimed at the restoration of the country’s freedom. The book provides readers with some previously unpublished facts about Lithuania’s reality at that time.



Scholarly journal “Genocidas and rezistencija” (Genocide and Resistance) 2011 No. 2(30)
Started in 1997, comes out twice a year, publishing scholarly articles (abstracts in the English language), documents and other material.

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ISBN 978-609-8037-13-5
Number of pages: 608
Format: 16.5x24
Cover: Hardcover
Compiled by Arūnas Bubnys
Holocaust in Lithuania in 1941—1944

The collection of articles entitled ‘Holocaust in Lithuania in 1941–1944’ compiled by Dr. Arūnas Bubnys is a concise portrayal of various aspects of the history of the Holocaust in Lithuania. The articles are grouped into five sections according to themes: ‘Major ghettos in Lithuania’, ‘Holocaust in provincial areas’, ‘Lithuanian police and the Holocaust’, ‘Property and cultural valuables of Jews’, and ‘Rescuing Jews’. This book reflects the contributions of numerous Lithuanian historians who studied the Holocaust over the past decade, and readers interested in this topic will find many useful insights in this single publication.



ISBN 978-609-8037-11-1
Number of pages: 24
Format: 21x29.7
Compiled by Dalius Žygelis, Darius Juodis ir Vilius Kyguolis
Partisan Juozas Lukša. The Way of Life and Struggle

A set of photographs released in reference to the 60th anniversary of one of the most famous Lithuania partisans Juozas Lukša (1921–1951). The set consists of 24 pictures, which were taken from various sources. A short J.Lukša's biography is included in the set. The photographs present the partisan's way of life and struggle: two treks to the West, activity abroad, meetings with Lithuanian emigrants, the last year of struggle after returning to Lithuania.


ISBN 978-609-8037-11-1
Number of pages: 508
Format: 17x22
Cover: Hardcover
Compiled by Rimantas Jokimaitis
We Were Calling for Freedom

The book contains selected papers written by pupils within the framework of the national competition ‘Wins and losses in Lithuania’s fight for freedom’ organised in 2009–2010 by the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania. Life stories told by grandfathers, great grandfathers, and other relatives transformed into images of sufferings of the nation and heroism and sacrifices of freedom fighters in the minds of young authors who expressed them in their writings and drawings.


ISBN 978-609-8037-10-4
Number of pages: 52
Format: 19.5x28
Cover: Softcover
Compiled by Aldona Daugilytė
Children Also Fought for Freedom

Drawings of pupils in form 3a of Jonas Biliūnas School in Anyksčiai that were preserved by their teacher and the compiler of this publication, Aldona Daugilytė. The album, which has the format of a drawing pad, contains not only drawings and photographs commemorating the events of 13 January 1991 but also memories of the pupils about those days. The publication commemorates the Year of the Fight for Freedom and Great Losses and is published in Lithuanian and English.


ISBN 978-609-8037-09-8
Number of pages: 468
Format: 19.5x28
Compiled by Elena Stulgienė
Exile Diaries. The Tragedy of the Bliūdžiai Family

The book presents authentic diaries from the years a mother, Teodora Akvilina Bliūdžiuvienė, and her daughter, Akvilė Petronėlė Bliūdžiūtė, spent in exile. The contents of the diaries are fairly shocking. Teresė Laimutė Bliūdžiūtė-Kalavinskienė, the surviving daughter of the Bliūdžiai family, presented the diaries to the Museum of Genocide Victims as a most valuable relic of her family.



Scholarly journal “Genocidas and rezistencija” (Genocide and Resistance) 2011 No. 1(29)
Started in 1997, comes out twice a year, publishing scholarly articles (abstracts in the English language), documents and other material.

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Postcards: 24
Format: 14,8 x 21 cм
EXILE postcard collection

The EXILE postcard collection is published to commemorate the approaching 70th anniversary of ‘Black June’ (1941). The collection of 24 postcards contains works (drawings, song lyrics, and written paper extracts) of the winners of the ‘Wins and losses in Lithuania’s fight for freedom’ competition held by the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania. The pupils’ thoughts about exile are supplemented with memories and poems written by 1941 deportees in exile and in labour camps.



ISBN 978-609-8037-08-1
Number of pages: 104
Format: 13x20.5
Cover: softcover
Eglė Juodvalkė
Falcons do not sleep at night

A collection of poems in memory of the partisans. Illustrated with archive photographs


ISBN 978-609-8037-06-7
Number of pages: 312
Format: 23x29
Cover: hardcover
Compiled by Edita Jankauskienė, Rūta Trimonienė ir Dalius Žygelis
The Zone of the Partisans of Western Lithuania. Atlas

This is an encyclopaedic publication dedicated to the partisans of western Lithuania, the Kęstutis, Prisikėlimas, and Žemaičiai Commands. The publication contains a lot of detailed, structured information: the dates, locations, and circumstances of the deaths of Lithuanian freedom fighters. It is supplemented with maps specifying the locations and dates of the battles mentioned in the book and giving a reference number to the description of the battle. The publication is illustrated with archive photographs of Lithuanian partisans, memorials, monuments, and other commemorative sites; detailed descriptions of the illustrations and an index of names are provided. This publication will serve a source of information about the fight of the Lithuanian partisans and will provide a better understanding of the extent of the battles and losses.


ISBN 978-609-8037-07-4
Number of pages: 64
Format: 14.8x21
The Truth will Make us Free (presentations made at the conference ‘My Lithuania’ dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Soviet occupation)

A collection of presentations made for the conference ‘My Lithuania’ held on 21 June 2010 and dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Soviet occupation. The political situation in Lithuania in 1940 is examined by P. Jakučionis, chairman of the Lithuanian Union of Political Prisoners and Deportees, A. Anušauskas, a member of the Seimas, and others.


ISBN 978-609-8037-05-0
Number of pages: 540
Format: 14x21
Cover: hardcover
Price 15.00 Lt (4,34 €)
Juozas Jankauskas
The 1941 June Uprising in Lithuania

The book contains biographies of the main organisers, leaders, messengers, and their assistants of the 1941 June Uprising in Lithuania. The book describes how the Lithuanian Activist Front (LAF), the organisational centre of the June uprising, was established in Berlin, how the key centres of the uprising in Lithuania, which later became the headquarters of the LAF in Kaunas and Vilnius, and the border crossing point Varpėnų Dvaras (Varpėnai Manor) were established, according to reminiscences of the participants and archive documents. The rebels’ biographies emphasise their role in the preparation of the June Uprising, disclose well- and less- known facts of their lives, and gives further details about the anti-Nazi and anti-Soviet resistance movement.



Scholarly journal “Genocidas and rezistencija” (Genocide and Resistance) 2010 No. 2(28)
Started in 1997, comes out twice a year, publishing scholarly articles (abstracts in the English language), documents and other material.

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ISBN 978-609-8037-04-3
Number of pages: 48
Format: 12x20
Cover: paperback with flaps
Price 10.00 Lt (2,90 €)
Compiled by Kristina Burinskaitė, Lina Okuličiūtė
KGB in Lithuania in 1954–1991

The book presents the key characteristics, areas, methods, and measures applied by the KGB in fighting the anti-Soviet resistance between 1954 and 1991. The book is illustrated with archive photographs.



Scholarly journal “Genocidas and rezistencija” (Genocide and Resistance) 2010 No. 1(27)
Started in 1997, comes out twice a year, publishing scholarly articles (abstracts in the English language), documents and other material.

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ISBN 978-609-8037-03-6
Number of pages: 491
Format: 12.5x20
Cover: Hardcover
Price 15.00 Lt (4,34 €)
Juozas Banionis
Activities in the West to Free Lithuania 1940–1975

The publication covers the campaign in the West for the liberation of Lithuania, which began soon after the Soviet occupation of Lithuania in 1940 and grew into the Movement for the Liberation of Lithuania, which was active throughout the period of occupation. The liberation of Lithuania is shown through the activities of the Lithuanian organisations abroad (Lithuanian American Council [LAC], Chief Committee for the Liberation of Lithuania [VLIK], Lithuanian Freedom Committee [LLK], and Lithuanian World Community [PLB]). The joint and individual contributions of each of the organisations in expressing the main and unchangeable objective of the Lithuanian people to re-establish a free and independent Lithuania is shown. The Lithuanian struggle in the West for freedom is followed until 1975, when the European Conference on Security and Cooperation took place and the final Helsinki Act was signed, which was a sign of a change in the international situation.


ISBN 978-609-8037-02-9
Number of pages: 248
Format: 14.3x20.5
Cover: Hardcover
Price 10.00 Lt (2,90 €)
Albertas Ruzgas
Underground Periodicals Published by Participants in the Resistance. Occupation Years 1940–1989

This book provides a digest of the periodicals published by participants in the resistance over the years of occupation (1940–1989). The digest contains information about the underground periodicals of the armed resistance (partisans), political prisoners, and exiles and the non-armed resistance published using various means.


ISBN 978-609-8037-01-2
Number of pages: 882
Price 20.00 Lt (5,79 €)
Executive editor Birutė Burauskaitė
The Genocide of Lithuania’s Residents, Volume III, 1948 (N–Ž)

This is Volume III of the multi-volume publication The Genocide of Lithuania’s Residents (a list of surnames of the victims of the Soviet genocide) and the second book dedicated to the victims of the 1948 repressions. Because the number of people affected by those events in that period was more than 50,000, Volume III is subdivided into two volumes (A–M and N–Ž).


Scholarly journal “Genocidas and rezistencija” (Genocide and Resistance) 2009 No. 2(26)
Started in 1997, comes out twice a year, publishing scholarly articles (abstracts in the English language), documents and other material.

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ISBN 978-9986-757-99-3
Number of pages: 408
Format: 21.5x15
Cover: Hardcover
Price 20.00 Lt (5,79 €)
Alfred Erich Senn
Lithuania 1940: Revolution from Above

The author of this book covers the most widely spread interpretations of the events in Lithuania in 1940 in historiography. On the basis of the works of the historians who tackled this theme, archive materials, and stories of eyewitnesses of the events, he demonstrates that the process of the incorporation of Lithuania into the USSR was planned by Moscow and that the plan was diligently implemented by Moscow’s designate Dekanozov, who involved local communists in the Sovietisation of the country. The author provides a detailed analysis of the events between the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and the declaration of Lithuania as a Soviet republic.


ISBN 978-9986-757-98-6
Number of pages: 224
Format: 14.5x21
Cover: Hardcover
Price 15.00 Lt (4,34 €)
Alma Mater, 1979: the Lithuanian Underground Publication

Alma Mater is a Lithuanian underground publication from 1979. It was devoted to the 400th anniversary of Vilnius University. A fair portion of the publication is devoted to the history of the university and special anniversary events. The publication includes articles about philosophy, culture, morality, etc. that are relevant today; documents about the secret agreement between Stalin and Hitler are also provided. Under the difficult conditions of occupation, repression, and total control of the government, Alma Mater was published by dissident Povilas Pečeliūnas and his aides. Four self-published issues appeared. This publication played an important role in the history of underground publishing and the entire resistance movement.



Scholarly journal “Genocidas and rezistencija” (Genocide and Resistance) 2009 No. 1(25)
Started in 1997, comes out twice a year, publishing scholarly articles (abstracts in the English language), documents and other material.

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ISBN 978-9986-757-96-2
Number of pages: 424
Format: 16x22
Cover: Hardcover
Price 20.00 Lt (5,79 €)
Samuel Bak
Painted in Words. A Memoir

The author of this book, Samuel Bak, is a renowned Jewish painter born in 1933 in Vilnius. His book presents vivid and moving reminiscences about the city of his youth, people who were close and dear to the author, and their frequently tragic fates in the Second World War. After more than 50 years, the author paid a visit to Vilnius.


ISBN 978-9986-757-97-9
Number of pages: 128
Format: 23x29
Cover: Hardcover
Price 15.00 Lt (4,34 €)
Rūta Gabrielė Vėliūtė
Partisans

The book dedicated to the young generation tells about the partisan war in Lithuania after the second Soviet occupation. The young people in the occupied country had to make a decision whether they would defend and fight at an early age, usually at the age 16. The difficult choice sometimes came at a very early age; many partisan messengers joined the fighters after they graduated from the six-year basic school.


ISBN 978-9986-757-95-5
Number of pages: 512
Format: 17x22
Cover: Hardcover
Price 15.00 Lt (4,34 €)
Prepared by Dalia Kuodytė
Courage is the Secret of Freedom

For nearly a decade, the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania has organised an essay competition for school pupils called the History of Lithuanian Battles and Sacrifices for Freedom. The competition aims to encourage young people to study and respect the history of their country. The best and most original essays are published as separate publications. Book 4 of the pupils’ essays, Courage is the Secret of Freedom, contains essays received between 2007 and 2008. The publication is illustrated with pupils’ paintings.


ISBN 978-9986-757-94-8
Number of pages: 14
Format: 30x42
Price 10.00 Lt (2,90 €)
Declaration of the Council of the Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania of 16 February 1949 and Signatories

A collection of posters for the commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of the Council of the Movement of the Struggle for Freedom of Lithuania (MSFL) of 16 February 1949 and the 60th Anniversary of the MSFL. A collection (14 posters) consists of eight portraits of the signatories and their short biographies, the Declaration facsimile and a description of its importance.
On February 2–22, 1949, the Congress of Lithuanian Partisan Leaders was called, with the participation of the representatives from the whole of Lithuania. The most important document prepared at the Congress was the Declaration, adopted on February 16, 1949 at the MSFL Council meeting, which was signed by eight participants of the meeting: Jonas Žemaitis-Vytautas, Chairman of the Presidium of the MSFL Council, leader of the Western Lithuanian Partisan Region and the members of the MSFL Council: Aleksandras Grybinas-Faustas, leader of Tauras Command, Vytautas Gužas-Kardas, Chief of the Headquarters of the Western Lithuanian Partisan Region, Juozas Šibaila-Merainis, Chief of the MSFL Social Part, Bronius Liesys-Naktis, Chief of the Headquarters of Prisikėlimas Command, Leonardas Grigonis-Užpalis, leader of Prisikėlimas Command, Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, leader of Southern Lithuanian Partisan Region and Petras Bartkus-Žadgaila, Secretary of the Presidium of the MSFL Council.
The declaration, together with other documents adopted at the Congress of Lithuanian Partisan Leaders, made the legal and political basis for Lithuania’s armed resistance, imparted a new quality to the fights for freedom, legalized the MSFL as the organization of the organized armed resistance against the Soviet occupation, and its Council as the only legal power in the territory of the occupied Lithuania.


ISBN 978-9955-463-24-5
Number of pages: 182
Format: 13x20
Cover: Softcover
Price 15.00 Lt (4,34 €)
Thierry Pinet
La Résistance armée des Lituaniens contre le pouvoir soviétique (1944–1953)

The Belgian historian Thierry Pinet wrote a study about the armed Lithuanian resistance to the Soviet rule and partisan war. The author maintained contacts with the Lithuanian long-term émigré diplomat Dr. Stasys Bačkis and visited Lithuania. When writing the work Th. Pinet most of all used document collections, memoirs and studies, published in emigration in the English language, as well modern Lithuanian research, first of all books by Nijolė Gaškaitė and Kęstutis Kasparas. In the monograph the author combined successfully the scientific approach and vivid presentation understood by non-specialists. The publication contains quite a lot of photos; the bibliography is given at the end. This book will be useful to all who can read in the French language, who are interested in the 20th-century history of Lithuania and East Europe.



Scholarly journal “Genocidas and rezistencija” (Genocide and Resistance) 2008 No. 2(24)
Started in 1997, comes out twice a year, publishing scholarly articles (abstracts in the English language), documents and other material.

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ISBN 978-9955-463-20-7
Number of pages: 182
Format: 16x21
Cover: Softcover
Price 25.00 Lt (7,24 €)
Lionginas Baliukevičius
The Diary of a Partizan. A year in the life of the postwar Lithuanian resistance fighter Dzūkas.

The diary of the partisan Lionginas Baliukevičius (1925–1950) lay for forty years in the KGB archives in Vilnius. It shows the tragic personality of an idealist. His views, longings and aspirations are show against the background of bitter fighting. Out of the context of everyday life crystallise general statements about essential issues for the survival of the nation and the state. Having accurately pointed out the causes which brought Lithuania to its knees in 1940 and the first Soviet occupation, Baliukevičius analyses the political, national and moral issues of the postwar times and reflects on the problems and everyday lives of the partisans.


ISBN 978-9986-757-93-1
Number of pages: 212
Format: 23x30
Cover: Hardcover
Price 25.00 Lt (7,24 €)
Executive editor Dalia Kuodytė
The Zone of the Partisans of Southern Lithuania. Atlas.

This is an encyclopaedic publication dedicated to the partisans of southern Lithuania, the Tauras and Dainava Commands. The publication contains a lot of detailed, structured information: the dates, locations, and circumstances of the deaths of Lithuanian freedom fighters. It is supplemented with maps specifying the locations and dates of the battles mentioned in the book and giving a reference number to the description of the battle. The publication is illustrated with archive photographs of Lithuanian partisans, memorials, monuments, and other commemorative sites; detailed descriptions of the illustrations and an index of names are provided. This publication will serve a source of information about the fight of the Lithuanian partisans and will help to understand better the scope of the battles and losses.


ISBN 978-9986-757-91-7
Number of pages: 248
Format: 14x24
Cover: Hardcover
Price 14.00 Lt (4,05 €)
Vladas Pupšys
The Hill of Transfiguration

The author of the book Vladas Pupšys (b. 1935), sentenced in 1952 to the 25-year imprisonment in the camp for setting up a youth anti-Soviet resistance group at Secondary School No. 1 in Šilutė, shares reminiscences of a 17-year-old youth about his endured experience – arrest, interrogation, and prison. He describes broadly his Odysseys in the camps of extreme regime in Taishet and Ozerlag, tells about the people he met in the Siberian gulags, difficult everyday life conditions of deportees, and constant persecution on the part of Soviet security after their return to the Homeland. Memoirs are written in a vivid and imaginative style; they contain plenty of witty observations and a good sense of humour. These memoirs are one of the few about somewhat later period of Soviet repressions, revealing here also changes in the repression system, influence of political events, public sentiments, etc.


ISBN 978-9986-757-89-4
Number of pages: 92
Format: 14x24
Cover: Hardcover
Price 14.00 Lt (4,05 €)
Renata Bernotienė
A Story of Ona, a Deportee

The author of the book Renata Bernotienė in the documentary story tells the life story of her grandmother Ona Česnutienė, exiled on May 22, 1948. A young woman was deported to Siberia with four little children. But she was not broken down by painful losses: death of her husband in the camp and of a youngest son, exhaustive work, and diseases. Longing for homeland helped to endure all disasters and come back to Lithuania. This story is as if a monument to the mother’s trials, her spiritual strength and self-sacrifice, simultaneously embodying the fate of all deportees.


And we wanted to live so much…

The songs created and sung by exiles in the wagons carrying them far away from Lithuania and the songs sung in partisan bunkers and written down in the notebooks of young female messengers constitute a unique historical and cultural heritage. Unfortunately, little is known about them, they have been inadequately assessed, and they are undervalued. This CD is yet another way to converse with the listener about history that is sometimes too hard to be expressed in plain words.
The range of the music on the CD is from traditionally performed songs of the partisans to modern improvisations, narrative songs, and contemplative songs. The songs of partisans and exiles are performed by Veronika Povilionienė, the ensembles Blezdinga and Bičiuliai, the folk group Sutaras, and young singers such as Jonas Čepulis, Rasa Bubulytė, Ieva Narkutė, and the winners of the pupils’ contest the History of Lithuanian Battles and Sacrifices for Freedom organised by the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania. You can also hear saxophone music played by Petras Vyšniauskas. Adults and young people continuing the tradition of expressing the main issues of the day in the form of song bind together the link between the generations disturbed by occupation.
A book containing the lyrics of all the songs is enclosed with the CD. The book is illustrated with the paintings of the pupils participating in the contest the History of Lithuanian Battles and Sacrifices for Freedom organised by the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania.
The CD And we wanted to live so much… is available bookshops or you can get it cheaper at the Publishing Department of the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania (Didžioji g. 17/1, Vilnius) or the Museum of Genocide Victims (Aukų g. 2A, Vilnius).


ISBN 978-9986-757-83-2
Number of pages: 965
Price 20.00 Lt (5,79 €)
Executive editor Birutė Burauskaitė
The Genocide of Lithuania’s Residents, Volume III, 1948 (A–M)

This is the first book of Volume III of the multi-volume publication The Genocide of Lithuania’s Residents (a list of surnames of the victims of the Soviet genocide) dedicated to the victims of the 1948 repressions. The average number of people affected by those events in that period was around 60,000, therefore Volume III is subdivided into two volumes.


ISBN 978-9986-757-84-9
Number of pages: 464
Format: 14x22
Cover: Hardcover
Price 20.00 Lt (5,79 €)
Compilers: Rimantas Morkvėnas and Laima Vincė Sruoginis
Anicetas Simutis 60 Years in Lithuania’s Diplomatic Service

Anicetas Simutis is the last diplomat in prewar Lithuania, who had been on diplomatic service under extremely difficult conditions until the very re-establishment of independence. The publication contains his articles, manuscripts of speeches, letters, booklets, travel descriptions, official documents, which reveal a long and complicated life of the diplomat, and his public activities in emigration. The reader may also learn about the operation of the Lithuanian General Consulate in New York, émigré organizations and interrelations. A wide introduction by Juozas acquaints with the biography of Anicetas Simutis, his diplomatic activities in independent and occupied Lithuania, creative and publicist works. The publication is supplemented with the photos reflecting the diplomat’s activities; an exhaustive index of surnames is presented.


ISBN 978-9986-757-82-5
Number of pages: 255
Format: 24x32
Cover: Hardcover
Price 40.00 Lt (11,58 €)
Prepared by Dalia Kuodytė, Eugenijus Peikšteinis, and Dalius Žygelis
For Freedom and Lithuania

Although many books about the struggle of Lithuanian partisans have been published, the rich collection of photographs has been unjustifiably neglected. The photographs represent documentary material that tells about the main events in the life of partisans: meetings of commanders, training, the daily life of partisans, the clothes they wore, etc. It is also worth noting that the faces and eyes of young people can tell more than some texts.
The structure of the photograph album is based on historical logic; the commands of the partisans (nine units) and themes (top commanders, munitions, press, etc.) are presented separately. Besides photographs, each chapter contains an informative text, descriptions of the photographs, and an extended index of names. By using readily available means, the history of the post-war partisans is being told to those who know very little or nothing at all about it.
This is the second edition, which has been amended and supplemented.


ISBN 978-9989-757-78-8
Number of pages: 719
Format: 17x24
Cover: Hardcover
Price 35.00 Lt (10,13 €)
Editor-in-Chief Arvydas Anušauskas
Lithuania 1940-1990: the History of Occupied Lithuania

The collective monograph generalizes the historical research of modern times, covering the fifty-year-long rule of occupied and annexed Lithuania. The author sought to analyze the most important periods of Lithuania’s history: the 1940–1941 Soviet occupation and annexation; the 1941–1944 Nazi occupation; the 1944–1953 totalitarian Stalinist regime; the 1953–1964 destalinization and political detente; the 1965–1987 Soviet modernization and stagnation; the 1987–1990 rebirth and recreation of the independent state. The most important political events of each period are revealed, the role of Lithuanian émigré in seeking to achieve independence is elucidated; the cultural life, the activities of the Church and of the diplomatic service of the State of Lithuania are presented. The 1991–2004 chronicles of the State of Lithuania are provided at the end of the monograph.

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