Lithuania 1944-1953: Europe’s bloodiest guerrilla war

Consider this recap of the Lithuanian struggle against Communism.

Many lessons to be learned from what went on behind the Wall in the East from 1945 through 1989, including those listed in these two pieces.

North America’s agony is coming soon.

Let’s win.

7 responses to “Lithuania 1944-1953: Europe’s bloodiest guerrilla war

  1. Where i live now in the coal regions of Pa,the Lithuanian roots run deep. Hell i married into the bunch 20yrs ago and when i say deep i mean literal coal mine deep still today!
    They haven’t forgotten and that’s why i love where i live. Come and get some motherfuckers.
    (. And the guy on the right side of the pic looks just like my neighbors sister. :-O)


  2. Josey Montana

    Looks like my Lithuanian stock dad. Looks like me and m’ boys, too. The Lithuanians beat the Soviets and did it without our help. Says a lot about them (and their cousin Balts).

  3. My grandfather was from Lithuania and many of my relatives i will not meet until I am called home, were freedom fighters against the Nazis and the Russians.

    Excellent articles and I shared on my site.Come and get me, just try……

  4. Fascinating, I knew little of this, but had heard of it. I can’t wait to dive into it. I love stuff like this.

  5. The Estonians are not a bunch of pushovers either. Not in ’91 or ’45. And not with a bottle of vodka in front of them either. They are cousins to the Finns and dislike soviets to the same degree (think Hayha). I’m half Latvian, and I’ve met gulag survivors with many stories to tell. I’ve distilled their wisdom to: “don’t get on the train”. My grandfather hid from the NKVD in barns and tool sheds. Thankfully he found a free country to flee to. We don’t have that option.
    To quote our host: there’s gonna be a fight. Let’s win.

  6. Anonymous

    AM wrote on this but I think he forgot to add that with the death of Stalin and the ending of his reign of terror a large political weight was lifted off the scales. And for a people who had seen decades of terror just ending crazy Joe’s reign was probably seen as the kind of political gesture that ends or curtails the militancy. All of the anti-communist resistance movements seem to peter out in the year 1953, Stalin’s death.

  7. RobRoySimmons

    Stalin’s death and the ending of his reign of terror changed the political landscape enough that these movements lost their appeal.