Early Work on Bolshevik Terror in Lithuania

Komunizmas Antikristo religija [Communism is the religion of the Antichrist].

Boston: Išleido Kun. P. M. Juras, 1947. Octavo (21.5 × 14.2 cm). Original staple-stitched pictorial wrappers; 64 pp. About very good; owner signature to title.

First and only edition of this work by Lithuanian journalist and public figure Čibiras (1911-1974), who left Lithuania in 1941 to escape Soviet occupation and settled in Buenos Aires. He was an editor of the journal "Darbininkas" in Boston in 1947, and later settled in Uruguay, where he supported the Centre for the Liberation of Lithuania. The present work focuses on exposing communist ideology in view of its actions against religion and Christianity in particular, with chapters titled "What do the Bolshevik leaders say about religion", "How communism fights against Christianity", "Why are they destroying the Lithuanian nation with such fervor." The author seeks to mobilize Lithuanian Catholics in particular, via a lay apostolate, in the fight against communism and its presence in the Lithuanian community abroad.

With a one-page anti-communist bibliography of books in English.

As of July 2022, KVK, OCLC show only three copies, all in North America.

Book ID: 52175