Historiography of the Resistance Movement in Lithuania in 1944–1953 Cover Image

1944–1953 metų partizaninio karo Lietuvoje istoriografija
Historiography of the Resistance Movement in Lithuania in 1944–1953

Author(s): Mindaugas Pocius
Subject(s): History
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas Švietimo akademija
Keywords: Lithuanian historiography; partisan war; resistance; partisan resistance; anti-Soviet movement

Summary/Abstract: The article surveys the historiography of the 1944–1953 Lithuanian partisan movement, which strived to restore the independent state of Lithuania; it also aims to summarise the results of the research concerning this movement, its problems, development, and tendencies. According to the author, the historiography of 1944–1953 resistance movement could be divided into two major periods: 1) the Soviet historiography till June, 1988, when the national reform movement Sąjūdis was formed in Lithuania and 2) historiography of national rebirth and the independent state of Lithuania (June 1998–2004). The author points to the fact that the historiography of the resistance movement also evolved independently in foreign countries (where Lithuanians lived in emigration) before and after the restoration of the independent state of Lithuania. Thus, researches of emigrant historians could be distinguished as a separate part of the resistance movement historiography.

  • Issue Year: 64/2006
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 52-64
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Lithuanian