Jonas Žemaitis was a wise and authoritative commander who succeeded in uniting all those who were fighting against the Soviet occupation. Vykintas Vaitkevičius, archaeologist, historian and expert on Baltic culture, is convinced of this. He is a professor and researcher
“One of the most important things is that freedom is not a gift. For freedom you have to fight, defend yourself, sometimes even sacrifice the most important thing: life”. With these words Paulė Kuzmickienė, member of the Lithuanian Parliament, begins
Lithuania’s armed partisan resistance against the Soviet regime was not only a struggle against occupation and for independence. It was also a moral battle for a completely different worldview, based on national and religious values. A fight against injustice and
Our meeting with Fausta Marija Leščiauskaitė takes place in a hotel located in old town of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania: Stikliai hotel in the heart of the old city, where there was the Jewish quarter in the past. Fausta
Our journey continues through the history of the Lithuanian resistance against the Soviet occupation, which lasted from the end of the Second World War until 1990. Vytautas Landsbergis was the one who on March 11 of that year, as President
In this interview, Darius Juodis, historian at the Military Academy General Jonas Žemaitis of Lithuania, speaks about the figure of the commander of the Lithuanian anti-Soviet partisan resistance. In particular, the historian focuses on the impact that Žemaitis has today.
“Jonas Žemaitis, commander of fighting Lithuania”, is a project created by the Baltika-Baltijos Istorijos Association and LithuanianStories to remember the figure of the commander of the partisan resistance, with the pivotal support of Kotryna Buono, great granddaughter of Žemaitis. The