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Travelling exhibitions
  • 12TH KILOMETER: Lithuanian citizens executed in Sverdlovsk in 1942–1943

The travelling exhibition dedicated to Lithuanian citizens executed in Sverdlovsk in 1942–1943 was prepared in 2014. All these citizens were victims of the first Soviet occupation and were executed under the guise of the extermination of ‘socially alien and dangerous elements’. The total number of victims is 77, including eight members of the 1918–1940 Lithuanian Cabinet of Ministers.
The exhibition presents the political situation in 1940–1941, which was the cause of deportations and imprisonment in labour camps, a brief history of Gari Labour Camp (Sverdlovsk Region) where political prisoners were detained, and biographies of the victims.


Captions in Lithuanian and English.





  • Behind the Ural Mountains – at the End of the Earth…

The travelling exhibition was prepared in 2011 introducing geographic differences in the locations where Lithuanian citizens were deported or imprisoned in labour camps in 1941 and 1945–1953, and also the types of accommodation and work determined by various natural environments. The locations included: Komi, Yakutia, Magadan, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Altay, Novosibirsk, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan. The natural environment of these locations was different, but equally harsh for Lithuanians.
Lithuanian deportees and political prisoners suffered food shortages, deprivation and diseases, so the natural environment of the Soviet Union for these exhausted people proved to be horrendous and catastrophic.


Captions in Lithuanian and English.





  • THE CHRONICLE OF VIOLENCE: Lithuania in 1939–1941

The travelling exhibition mounted in 2006 is devoted to the 65th anniversary of June 1941. On display are documents and photographs, which demonstrate under what circumstances Lithuania lost its independence, the beginning of the reprisals and the Sovietisation of the country. The exhibition highlights the dramatic events of Black June, when, in the course of several days, about 18,000 people, old people and children among them, were put on to cattle wagons and deported to Siberia.


Captions in Lithuanian and English.





  • UNDER THE ALIEN SKIES: Lithuanian people in Soviet hard labour camps and exile in 1940–1958

The travelling exhibition prepared in 2011 is telling about the crimes of the Soviet totalitarian regime – the deportations of Lithuanians and their imprisonment in labour camps. The documents and photographs show how the deportations were carried out, the political arrests, and the severe living and working conditions of deportees and political prisoners. The stands, arranged on a thematic basis, depict various aspects of their daily life – food, clothing, and faith – and at the same time they highlight differences between those in exile and those in labour camps.


Captions in Lithuanian and English.





  • THE WAR AFTER THE WAR: The Armed Anti-Soviet Resistance in Lithuania 1944–1953

The travelling exhibition mounted in 2004 reflects Lithuania’s fight for freedom, the stages in the partisan movement, its military structure and its activities. The exhibits show the lives of the freedom fighters, of their families and of their supporters, and the losses. A separate stand shows the lives of members of the resistance movement and their families who were deported to Siberia.


Captions in Lithuanian and English.





  • BASKETBALL IN SOVIET LABOUR CAMPS AND EXILE

The travelling exhibition was prepared in 2011 on the occasion of the Year of Remembrance of Defence of Freedom and Great Losses and the Men’s European Basketball Championship, which took place in Lithuania. The exhibition posters depict the emergence of Lithuanian basketball teams in Soviet labour camps and places of exile in Komi, Mordovia, Kazakhstan, Omsk, the district of Irkutsk and other areas in the 1950s. In a place where each day became a desperate fight for survival and everyone was forced to fight for himself, it was necessary to find something to unite people and give them pride. Basketball became just such a uniting factor for Lithuanians.


Captions in Lithuanian and English.





  • THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE. 1915

The travelling exhibition mounted in 2005 is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The emotional text and artistic depictions tell about the tragedy of the Armenian nation under the yoke of the Ottoman Empire in 1915–1916 in a precise and calm manner. A total of 1,500,000 million Armenians living in Western Armenia, Cilicia and other provinces of the Ottoman Empire became victims of mass killings and deportations carried out by the Turkish government. Once Western Armenia was wiped of Armenians, its culture – towns, churches, monasteries, schools, and libraries – were also destroyed.


Captions in Lithuanian and English.



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