Aušra ( Dawn ), No. 47 (87), In February, 1985, the underground publication Aušra No. 47 (87) appeared. In the publication, biographical material was presented regarding the death of Angelė Račaitė-Paškauskienė, who sacrificed her life on the altar of service to God and country. Attention is called to new assaults by the KGB against those who think differently: the trial of Father Jonas-Kąstytis Matulionis and of Romas Žemaitis, and the attempt, at night, to assault former Docent Antanas Patackas as he was walking down the street.

Much attention is paid to the commemoration of February 16. Along with other articles written on this theme, the February 17, 1985 broadcast of the Voice of America is printed, dedicated to commemorating February 16. Not overlooked in the publication are notable national activists and leaders who, by their efforts and work had contributed to the revival of Lithuania: S. Stulginskis, signer of the Declaration of Independence; M. Pečulionis, P. Klimas, etc.

In the article entitled "The Wound of Injustice Continues to Bleed", the trial of Father Sigitas Tamkevičius is recalled, and the innocence of the one on trial is logically proven.

Lithuanians, remember that

Father    Alfonsas Svarinskas

Father    Sigitas Tamkevičius

Father    Jonas-Kąstytis Matulionis

Docent   Vytautas Skuodis

Viktoras Petkus

Vladas Lapienis

Romas Žemaitis   

Jadvyga Bieliauskienė

Povilas Pečeliūnas

Gintautas Iešmantas

Julius Sasnauskas

Liudas Dambrauskas

Antanas Terleckas and others bear the chains of slavery so that you might be able to believe and live in freedom!

(Trans. Note -- Since the publication of this issue of the Chronicle

in Lithuania, Vytautas Skuodis, Vladas Lapienis, Julius Sasnauskas, Liudas Dambrauskas and Antanas Terleckas have been released from imprisonment.)

Lithuania, 1986