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The fight for liberation of Lithuania in the West

After WWII, a wave of Lithuanian political war refugees supplemented the old Lithuanian emigrant ranks in the Western world. All of them, being part of free Lithuanians, formed organisations aimed at the liberation of Lithuania. These activities are researched through the main Lithuanian diaspora organisations – Lithuanian American Council (LAC), Supreme Committee for the Liberation of Lithuania (VLIK), Lithuanian Freedom League (LLK), and World Lithuanian Community (PLB) otherwise referred to as factors for liberation of Lithuania. The research reveals the contribution of each of these organisations in defending Lithuania’s case for freedom, examines their political strategy, efforts to mobilise their forces, and joint efforts together with the diaspora of other Soviet-occupied Baltic nations towards liberation of their countries.

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  • Laurynas Jonušauskas, Likimo vedami. Lietuvos diplomatinės tarnybos egzilyje veikla (1940–1991) [Bound by Fate. The Lithuanian Diplomatic Service in Exile in 1940–1991], 2003
  • Pilietinis pasipriešinimas Lietuvoje ir Lenkijoje: sąsajos ir ypatumai, 1939–1956 [The Civil Resistance in Lithuania and Poland in 1939–1956: Connections and Specifics], edited by Arvydas Anušauskas, 2004
  • Arūnas Streikus, Diplomatas Stasys Antanas Bačkis, [Diplomat Stasys Antanas Bačkis], 2007
  • Juozas Banionis, Lietuvos laisvinimas Vakaruose (1940–1975) [The Activities for Liberation of Lithuania in the West], 2010
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