News2019.10.11 16:46

Lithuania's last partisan Kraujelis-Siaubūnas to be buried in Vilnius

BNS 2019.10.11 16:46

The remains of Antanas Kraujelis-Siaubūnas, Lithuania's last partisan to die during armed anti-Soviet resistance, will be buried in the area of Antakalnis Cemetery along with other Liithuanian military officers, Vilnius Municipality said on Friday.

The decision was made by a temporary commission set up to deal with burials of resistence members and other individuals killed during the occupation, as well as the commemoration of their burial places.

The identity of Kraujelis' remains found in June were confirmed through genetic tests, and the municipality said Antanas Kraujelis-Siaubunas would be reburied on October 26.

The partisan went into the woods to fight the Soviet occupation in 1948 and was involved in partisan activities in Aukštaitija region. He shot himself on March 17, 1965, encircled by KGB officers.

Archeologists had been looking for his remains for several decades.

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