The Manor of Horror: the Soviet-era Mass Grave in Vilnius Rokas Tracevskis

The Manor of Horror: the Soviet-era Mass Grave in Vilnius

Published: 2013

ISBN: 9786098037272

Number of pages: 56

Dimensions: 115 mm x 200 mm

Cover: Paperback/softback

Publisher: Lietuvos gyventojų genocido ir rezistencijos tyrimo centras

This book is about the special place of a Soviet-era mass grave in Vilnius, Lithuania, which was discovered in 1994. Various enemies of the Soviets were thrown into trenches there. The book tells real stories of some Tuskulėnai Manor-related people at the time of the Holocaust, the Stalinist terror and the post-WWII Lithuanian anti-Soviet armed resistance.

After the re-establishment of Lithuania’s independence in 1990 and the collapse of the communist regime in the USSR in 1991, the secret of Tuskulėnai Park was uncovered by piecing together information from KGB documents (although the KGB destroyed many of its documents in 1990 and 1991) and then quizzing KGB officers and relatives of KGB employees who, during the Soviet era, had been given accommodation in the park lodge with the mission to keep the secret of the park’s grave.

Rokas Tracevskis

Rokas Tracevskis, senior researcher of external information field at the National Library of Lithuania, is a political analyst who gives his analyses, prognoses and advice on foreign affairs (in the EU and beyond) to the Foreign Ministry of Lithuania and the Parliament of Lithuania.

Tracevskis is a Vilnius-based member of the Baltic Studies Section at the University of Milan. He has also worked in the European Commission and the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry.

However, almost all during his career, he has been a journalist in the international English-language media – The Baltic Times, Transitions Online and other newspapers, magazines and internet sites – and he wrote several books in English on the history of Lithuania:
Siberia. Mass Deportations from Lithuania to the USSR;
The Unknown War. Armed Anti-Soviet Resistance in Lithuania in 1944–1953;
The Manor of Horror: the Soviet-era Mass Grave in Vilnius;
The Real History of Lithuania in the 20th Century.

His books were published in English, Russian, Italian and Finnish languages in Lithuania, Italy and Finland. On March 6, 2015, he presented his Italian-language book: The Unknown War / La guerra sconosciuta in the Parliament of Italy in Rome.

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