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Forest Brothers: The Account of an Anti-Soviet Lithuanian Freedom Fighter, 1944-1948
An autobigraphical account of the armed resistance movement and related circumstances in Lithuania under Soviet occupation.
Paperback, 422 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Central European University Press
(first published January 1st 2009)
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Translated into English from the original Lithuanian, this is a first person account of life in Lithuania under Stalin. The Forest Brothers were the partisans who fought to regain Lithuania's independence. Juozas Luksa was one of the leaders of this underground group. The author compiled his recollections after he escaped to the West. It is a riveting read, especially for those whose family members lived in Lithuania during this terrible time.