Lithuanian Special Archives (LYA)

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Lithuanian Special Archives (LYA)
Gedimino 40/1, LT-01110
Vilnius, Lithuania
Telephone: +370 5 264 9024
Fax: +370 5 251 4211

The archives preserves records of the former Lithuanian SSR division of KGB, USSR, dating 1940-1991, records of the Lithuanian SSR Ministry of Interior dating 1944-1990 and records of communist and socialist organizations, dating from the 19th c. until 1991, that witness the genocide of the Lithuanian people. It holds more than 1,350,000 files occupying over 17,000 linear metres of shelving space