Purges in the territories annexed to the USSR, 1944-1952 : Deportations from Lithuania - Main Waves

 

A set of decrees or instructions, issued by the highest Soviet authorities - Council of Ministers, Ministry of the Interior, etc. or the highest authorities of Soviet Lithuania (Council of Ministers) initiated mass deportations from Lithuania, in 1941, and between 1944 and 1951.

 

Categories of deporteeYear of Deportation
Socially harmful elements: landowners, policemen, shopkeepers, members of former political parties, etc. Deported by order of the NKGB of Lithuania1941
Socially harmful elements: criminals, tenants of brothels, prostitutes. Deported by order of the NKVD of Lithuania1941
German nationals (немецкой национальности) having collaborated with the occupying power. Deported by order of the NKVD of Lithuania1945
Families of nationalist bandits. Deported by order of the NKVD of Lithuania1945-46
Families of nationalist bandits and kulak-accomplices of bandits and their families. Deported by order of the special commission to the USSR MGB1947-48, 1950-52
Kulaks and their families. Deported by order of the Lithuanian Council of Ministers1949-52
Former military servicemen of the Polish Anders’ Army, returning from England, suspected of espionage, as well as their families. Deported by order of the Special Commission of the MGB of the USSR.

1951

Members of the sect of "Jehovah's Witnesses" and Baptists. Deported by order of the Special Commission of the MGB of the USSR.1951