KGB Documents

Interrogation Division

Interrogation Division of the KGB of the LSSR was established in 1954. This division engaged in the interrogation of the “traitors to the Motherland”, i.e. persons, who tried to run away from the USSR, persons, who changed sides and went to the Germans, persons, who helped foreign countries to carry out hostile activities against the Soviet Union, persons, who were accused of carrying out anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda, as well as smugglers. It also interrogated persons, who were charged with conspiracy to take over the management, espionage, disclosure of the state or military secrets, execution of terror, sabotage or hostile acts, “inciting riots”, and violation of the currency exchange regulations. In addition, the interrogators used to engage not only in their direct work, but also participated in “prophylactic treatment” against anti-Soviet persons, by preparing allegedly denouncing articles for press (against dissidents, priests, and etc.).

Remand prison. Internal prison of the NKGB of the LSSR was operating in the basement of the House of the Central Apparatus of NKGB of the LSSR (currently – Gedimino ave. 40) from July of 1944, where arrested members of the armed resistance and their supporters used to be imprisoned, tortured and shot to death. And after 1953 the members of the Civil Resistance as well. Once the time for keeping the convicted in the remand prison of the KGB of the LSSR was over, they used to be transported to the corrective labour institutions of the MVD of the LSSR, “especially dangerous state criminals”, for example, participants in the resistance against the Soviet government – to the camps and prisons of the Chief Board of the corrective labour institutions of the MVD of the LSSR.

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