The Memorial Complex of Tuskulėnai Peace Park is a unique place that brings together two quite different epochs – the glorious past and the traces of the crimes committed there. Tuskulėnai Manor established there in the 16th century had a royal status. Until the mid-19th century the magnificent classicist-style manor house was one of the popular cultural sites in Vilnius. The pages of the history of the 20th century changed. Persons sentenced to death by the USSR tribunal, who were tortured and murdered in the NKGB (MGB) inner prison in Vilnius, were secretly buried there between 1944 and 1947. The majority were charged with and sentenced for high treason by the occupying Soviet authorities under Article 58 of the Penal Code of the RSFSR. Over the period mentioned, above 767 persons were executed.
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