Monument to Adolf Ramanauskas-Vanagas

The struggle for freedom

Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, Commander of the Partisan Region of Southern Lithuania, Commander of the Defense Forces of the Lithuanian Freedom Fighting Movement (LLKS), was born in 1918. March 6 USA. 1921 The Ramanauskas family returned to Lithuania. 1936 A. Ramanauskas graduated from Seinai "Žiburis" gymnasium in Lazdijai. With the beginning of the second Soviet occupation, in 1945. in April became a partisan. A. Ramanauskas initially led the partisan platoon in the Nemunaitis area. 1945 In the summer of 1946 he became the commander of the Dzūkai group Merkinė battalion. - Commander of the Merkys team. 1947 In the autumn of 1948, he took over the leadership of Dainava County. was elected commander of the partisan region of Southern Lithuania. 2017 March 11 In Lazdijai, a monument to Adolf Ramanauskas-Vanagas was unveiled in the square named after him, in the very center of the city, in front of Lazdijai St. St. Anne's Church. The monument was created by the sculptor Jonas Jagėla.


Lazdijai city


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