Lithuanian Lutheran Church during World War Two

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knyga / Book
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Lithuanian Lutheran Church during World War Two
Publication Data:
Klaipėda : Klaipėdos universiteto leidykla, 2014.
Pages:
400 p
Notes:
Bibliografija ir rodyklės.
Contents:
Preface — Abbreviations — Introduction — The outbreak of WWII and its effects on the Lutheran church: Church life between 1918 and 1939; Initial effects of the war on the church; The rejoining of the Vilnius region to Lithuania; The ordination of ministerial candidates — The Soviet occupation: The Soviet anti-religious campaign; The repatriation of Lutherans to Germany; Church ministry after repatriation; The intensification of the anti-religious offensive — The Nazi occupation: Initial attitude of the church leaders toward the “liberators”; Nazi civil government policies concerning the church; Church life during the Nazi regime; The publication of religious materials; The attempts of the German Lutheran returnees to establish a church in Lithuania — Epilogue: The evacuation of major Lithuanian Germans; The westward flight of Lithuanian Lutherans; The evacuation of the Klaipėda region; The devastating effects of the war — Bibliography — Index of Names — Index of Places.
Keywords:
LT
1940-1990. Lietuva okupacijų metais.
Summary / Abstract:

LTKnygoje apžvelgiama Lietuvos liuteronų bažnyčios istorija Antrojo pasaulinio karo metais, pradedant Vilniaus krašto atgavimu ir pirmąja sovietine okupacija. Joje nagrinėjama sovietų ir nacių antibažnytinė politika, jos vykdymo priemonės, apibūdinama Bažnyčios misija naujomis sąlygomis. Ypatingas dėmesys kreipiamas į Liuteronų bažnyčią sukrėtusią 1941 m. repatriaciją, kurios metu kraštą paliko didžioji dauguma šios konfesijos narių bei kunigų, ir konsistorijos pastangas sušvelninti jos pasekmes parapijoms.Reikšminiai žodžiai: Antrasis pasaulinis karas, 1939-1945 (World War II); Lietuvos Liuteronų bažnyčia; Sovietų okupacija; Nacių okupacija; Repatriacija; The Second World War; The Lithuanian Lutheran Church; The Soviet occupation; The Nazi occupation; The repatriation.

ENThe subject of this study is the story of the Lutheran Church in Lithuania during the course of the Second World War. It presents the situation of the church during the first occupation by the Red Army and the Soviets, which began in 1940, and their subsequent flight in the face of the eastward advance of the Wehrmacht in 1941, and the substitution of one hostile socialist regime for another. It provides a picture how the church was able to cope with the challenges and restrictions imposed on it first by the Soviets and then by the Nazis. It tells of the attempts of the newly formed consistory to carry on and fortify the church after the 1941 repatriation which had left it much smaller than it had been earlier, with far fewer members and very few pastors to serve them. It also depicts life in the congregations during these periods up to the time when the Red Army reentered the country in 1944 and World War Two came to an end – at least for Lithuanians.

ISBN:
9789955188469
Related Publications:
Šiaulių (Alkiškių) evangelikų liuteronų parapija ir archyvas / Ernestas Vasiliauskas. Lietuvių katalikų mokslo akademijos metraštis 2021, t. 44, p. 257-309.
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