On the 27th of March next to the Monument to Soviet Occupation Victims, at Aukų str., Vilnius took place the event for commemoration of mass deportations on 25-28 March in 1949 with a code name “Priboj” ( “Wave fall”)
On the 26 March at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania the Seimas European Club hosted the presentation of Inna Rogatchi's new film “Lessons of Survival. Conversations with Simon Wiesenthal”, Inna Rogatchi, the author of the film was the most honourable guest of the event.
On the 25th of March Vilnius Virsuliskes Secondary School hosted the student song festival “Songs from Exile“ dedicated to commemoration of the 65-th anniversary of mass deportations from Lithuania on the 25–28 March 1949 which carried the secret code “Priboj”. It was the most extensive operation in the Baltic countries. More than 100 000 people were evicted from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, from Lithuania were deported 32 000 people. Majority of the deportees were women and children under 16.
In March, the 8th grade students of Kaunas district Garliavos Jonučių secondary school had lessons of different subjects on the same topic – life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl, who wrote her diary in the Secret annex in Amsterdam, where her family were hiding from the Nazis.
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