Red Terror

Red Terror Report

The 2009 film “Red Terror on the Amber Coast” documents the fifty-year-long struggle between the people of Lithuania and the Soviet KGB and their predecessors to impose Soviet control on a free and democratic, Western republic. Using filmed interviews, archival photos and newsreel footage, it describes Stalin’s use of state-sponsored terror to destroy opposition, collectivize agriculture and industry, and create a single social class all under party control. Some interviews record the long-term, armed resistance by organized partisans to the KGB and its troops. Others describe their experiences, as adults and children, of arrest, imprisonment, deportation to Siberia and the Arctic coast, and years as slave laborers in the mines and forests of the far East.

Soviet Occupation-Lithuanian Resistance 1939-1993

A documentary by Ken Gumbert and David O’Rourke, 2008, DVD, 60:00 min

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Lithuanian Subtitles

Red Terror on the Amber Coast has been subtitled in Lithuanian. Copies of the DVD with the subtitles are now available from

KQED Broadcast

Red Terror on the Amber Coast has been shown on KCSM and will be shown on KQED World on May 20, 2009 Check the local stations for exact location.