Lithuanian Resistance to Soviet Occupation 1944-1952

[ 1944 - 1952 ]

Soviet armies recaptured Lithuania in the summer of 1944, although Klaipeda (also known as Memel) did not fall until January 1945. Antanas Snieckus, the Communist Party of Lithuania leader, returned from Moscow with the other officials who had fled before the advancing German armies. Lithuania's full Sovietization, however, was obstructed from 1944 to 1952 by an armed partisan resistance movement, which cost an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 partisan casualties.

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