24 February 2019

Catholic Lithuania's Hill of Crosses

Lithuania's national treasure, the Hill of Crosses, has a troubled and mysterious history. The brutal Soviets tyrants repeatedly tried to destroy it. Now, it's become a symbol of the nation's tireless struggle for freedom and its Catholic heritage. The Hill of Crosses -- a small mountain of approximately 100,000 crosses -- is a curious phenomenon. No one manages or organises it -- it just is. The Soviets razed it again and again, only to have the crosses reappear. As Prof Viatanis Rimkis explains: "During the struggle for our freedom, the crosses became a weapon that was invincible." Produced by ABC Australia / October 2006


Hill of Crosses

Kryždirbystė or Lithuanian cross-crafting

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