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Lit. wrote:23.000 Lithuanian Freedom Fighters fell - they never surrender alive (this was unwritten rule).
Musashi wrote: Don't write so, because I don't want to make feel you bad I don't know if they surrendered to the Soviets, but they surrendered to AK.
Lit. wrote:Musashi wrote: Don't write so, because I don't want to make feel you bad I don't know if they surrendered to the Soviets, but they surrendered to AK.
I also don't want to make you feel bad to write there what really was so called "AK" in occupied Lithuania. And this is not the topic of this threat. It much more suits to the theme "Holocaust & 20th Century War Crimes". If you really are interested in this, better contact the "Club of the Victims of "AK" in Lithuania".
Lit. wrote:Yes I can read and write also. But as was mentioned above, this is offtopic.
Musashi wrote:I can tell you soldiers from every country surrendered sometimes, regardless if they were for example: Polish, Lithuanian, German, Soviet, American or Japanese
"Suspected partisans were tortured and executed. Friends and relatives of known resistance members were imprisoned and sent to labor camps in Siberia, usually without trial or formal charges. Farms and homes where partisans supposedly took refuge were burned to the ground and their occupants were arrested. The bodies of killed partisans were mutilated and publicly displayed. These tactics only increased the hate of the Soviet occupation, but they also delivered results to the Soviets. Subsequently, the Soviet authorities adopted new strategies. The private farmers, perhaps the strongest supporters of the resistance, faced the forced confiscation and collectivization of their land. This act alone was the most effective tool against the partisans. The farmers were no longer able to supply the guerillas with food and refuge. The most vicious tactic was the wholesale deportation of approximately 300,000 Lithuanians in order to deprive the resistance of supporters. This number represents one out of every ten Lithuanians. The Soviet oppression soon became genocide, the systematic destruction of a nation. As well as forced deportation, the Soviets attempted to discredit the partisans by sending bands of NKVD men disguised as partisans to commit atrocities."
"The last large unit of guerillas, the Iron Wolf unit, survived until the fall of 1952. This did not represent the end of the armed resistance. In 1955, Radio Vilnius offered an amnesty to partisans, indicating that the government still perceived a guerilla threat. In March 1956, the KGB offered yet another amnesty. In 1956 riots broke out, partly in protest of the Soviet intervention in Hungary. Also in 1956, the partisan leader "Vanagas" (the Hawk, Adolfas Ramanauskas, a U.S. born leader of the Resistance) was captured and hanged in Kaunas. In 1957, several men were arrested for armed resistance. In 1959, fifteen years after the Soviet re-occupation of Lithuania, three partisans were captured in Samogitia. Many partisans committed suicide, sometimes by detonating grenades at face level so that their faces would not be identified, thereby dooming their relatives to imprisonment."
The report of a commission formed in the KGB prison a few days after the arrest of Adolfas Ramanauskas, chief commander of the LLKS partisans' armed forces, on October 15, 1956, noted: "The right eye is covered with haematoma, on the eyelid there are six stab wounds made, judging by their diameter, by a thin wire or a nail going deep to the eyeball. Multiple haematomas in the area of the stomach, a cut wound on a finger of the right hand. The genitalia reveal the following: a large tear wound on the right side of the scrotum and a wound on the left side, both testicles and spermatic ducts are missing."
from the book: http://www.patogupirkti.lt/book/book.as ... 6-757-59-2
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