Hah, no, at least not to my knowledge. I meant the Siberia part. If they had been, they’d be dead. The entire Lithuanian Resistance had been reduced to a handful of people by the late 50’s.
The Soviet crackdown was actually so awful during and after WWII that my grandfather actually fled to Nazi Germany in favor of remaining in Soviet-occupied Lithuania.
Many members of my family, however, were deported to Siberia. Those who were “well brought-up” (aka teachers, business owners, etc) were sent to gulags. Few ever returned, and those who avoided deportation were stripped of most of their property.
A++ soviet union A++
Sooner or later the Soviets will choke the whole Lithuanian resistance in blood. We’re all going to die. They will throw our desecrated bodies onto the marketplace. Reconnaissance planes are often flying over the woods to take pictures. Spies are infiltrating our ranks. Day and night we can’t feel safe in the bunkers and are therefore always moving, to again and again, like rats, dig new bunkers into the soil. There’s no other way.
One of us shall survive to be able to tell how we lived, fought, and died.” —Bruno Sutkus quoting members of the Forest Brothers in his autobiography, Diary of a Sniper, as they tried to discourage him from joining