Kazys Musteikis

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Kazys Musteikis
Kazys Musteikis.jpg
Born(1894-11-22)November 22, 1894
DiedJune 6, 1977(1977-06-06) (aged 82)
NationalityLithuanian
OccupationBrigadier general of the Lithuanian army
Spouse(s)Gražina Musteikienė
ChildrenKazimieras Musteikis,
Marija Gražina Musteikytė

Kazys Musteikis (November 22, 1894 – June 6, 1977) was a Lithuanian military brigadier general, Lithuanian Minister of National Defence in 1938–1940.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

On September 1939 in the beginning of the Invasion of Poland and the World War II he supported Lithuania's neutrality and was against Adolf Hitler's call to Lithuanians to attack Vilnius. After receiving the 1940 Soviet ultimatum to Lithuania on the night of 14–15 June 1940 during the last meeting of the Lithuanian government held in Kaunas he urged to decline the ultimatum and argued for military resistance. On 15 June 1940 he called on the 9th Infantry Regiment of Marijampolė to cover the departure of the President Antanas Smetona and to symbolically resist the Army of the Soviet Union, the regiment marched but was stopped in Vilkaviškis. The same day he left for Germany.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kazys Musteikis (1894 - 1977) - Genealogy". Geni.com. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ Gureckas, Algimantas. "Ar Lietuva galėjo išsigelbėti 1939–1940 metais?". lrytas.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  3. ^ Musteikis, Kazys (1970). Atsiminimai: Prisiminimų fragmentai.