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Jonas Žemaitis-Vytautas

Jonas Žemaitis - codename Vytautas

Palanga 1909 - Moscow 1954
one of the leaders of armed resistance against the Soviet occupation in Lithuania
(Wikipedia)
Gintautas Lukošaitis
1999

Vilnius /  Jonas Žemaitis-Vytautas   Vilnius /  Jonas Žemaitis-Vytautas

Description

Bronze bust on a round column.

Inscription(s)

GENEROLAS
JONAS ŽEMAITIS

Vytautas

To the right of the bust is a stone with the beginning of the Lithuanian Partisan oath:
prisiekiu visagalio dievo akivaizdoje, kad ištikimai ir sažiningai
vykdysiu lietuvos laisvės kovos sajūdžio nario pareigas
kovosiu dėl lietuvos laisvės ir nepriklausomybės atkūrimo
negailėdamas nei savo turto, nei sveikatos, nei gyvybės
I swear by Almighty God to faithfully and honestly
respect Lithuania's Liberation Movement of the office?
I will fight for Lithuanian freedom and independence
lavish over its assets, nor health, nor life

Information Sign

[Lithuanian text]

Brigadier general Jonas Zemaitis-Vytautas
(1909-1954)

Officer of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, one of the leaders of armed resistance against the Soviet occupation
in Lithuania 1944-1954, the Chairman of the Presidium of the Freedom Fight Movement Council, General of
partisans, served as Commander of the Defence Forces, was executed in the Butyrka prison in Moscow in 1954.

When the tribunal finished, the commander of partisans was given the last word. He said: "All underground
activities against the Soviet Government a participant of which I was I consider right and legal. I know what
the sentence of the court will be. I still believe that the struggle I have led for nine years will bring its results."

Annotation

The architect of the monument is Mindaugas Mačiulis.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 54°40'57" - E 25°16'59")

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