THE HILL OF CROSSES
The Hill of Crosses - the impressive memorial to the anti-Soviet
resistance - is located near the town iauliai.
Under the rule of the czar and the Russian orthodox church,
as well as during Soviet dictatorship, the erection of crucifixes
and other devotional objects was strictly forbidden. The
last of the remainig crosses were demolished by bulldozers
in 1961, only to be rebuilt over and over again.
Pope John Paul II payed a visit to iauliai during
his last stay in Lithuania.