Aušra ( Dawn), No. 48 (88). In April, 1985, the underground publication Aušra No. 48 (88) appeared. In the publication's introductory article, attention is called to the fact that in Soviet society, a certain number of people seeking spiritual sustenance turned to Eastern philosophy. A special place is occupied by the article called "A Threat to Simutis". In it, pub I i c at tent i on is called to the KGB persecution of political prisoner L. Simutis, who suffered twenty-two years in the Gulag, and who, for his "Open Letter to the Priests and Seminarians of Lithuania," is in danger of new attacks by the chekists. A full text of the document is given in the publication.
Also appearing is Father Rokas Puzonas' statement to the Chief of the LSSR KGB, in which he sets forth how difficult his path was to the Theological Seminary in Kaunas. Also published is Vladas Lapienis' Memoirs of a Soviet Prisoner.
In June, 1985, Aušra 49 (89) appeared. Presented here is information about the religious beliefs of author Antanas Vienuolis-Žukauskas. A continuation of Vladas Lapienis' Memoirs of a Soviet Prisoner is printed.
Lithuanian, Do Not Forget:
Father Alfonsas Svarinskas
Father Sigitas Tamkevičius
Father Jonas-Kąstytis Matulionis
Docent Vytautas Skuodis
Povi las Pečeliūnas
and others bear the chains of slavery so that you might live and believe in freedom.