Today Prūsa (Baltic Prussia) is emerging as a cultural and spiritual phenomenon, uniting past and present in the forging of a new, bright, and meaningful reality.
Prussian culture is an important part of the heritage of Lithuania, Latvia, the Königsberg region, Belarus and Poland. The first known texts and printed books written in Baltic languages are in Prussian, and there are unconfirmed accounts suggesting that this language may have survived even into the 20th century. Nevertheless, there is little interest in Prussian matters at the state level, while the organisations that support ethnic culture likewise pay little attention to them.
Since the end of the 1960s, a revival of the Prussian language has been underway. Once categorised as an extinct language, since 2007 its status has been changed to "living" in the SIL International language code database. This was a joint effort of scholars and amateur enthusiasts, some of whom taught Prussian to their children.
In recent decades, a number of Prussian cultural works have emerged, such as the opera Prūsai by Giedrius Kuprevičius (1995), the album of Prussian songs Prūsų Giesmės by the ritual folk group Kūlgrinda (2005), the Prussian albums Undēina (2014) and Nawamār (2016) by the music group Romowe Rikoito, the mystery of Gaja in 2022, the song Jotvingiai, as well as the contemporary visual art of Mantas Maziliauskas, which is inspired by Prussian themes.
The Prussian Community of Lithuania officially registered in 2002, seeks to refute the common perception that the Baltic Prussian culture is "extinct". We are open to all those who share something in Prussian heritage, and encourage the exploration, preservation and further development of Prussian cultural forms.
Important aspects of our activities are: the teaching of the Prussian language, the development of study resources (our members have created an online dictionary and a newsletter, which has been hosted on twanksta.org for 16 years), and artistic explorations of Prussian cosmology. Our current projects and plans include: live language classes, the development of further online resources for learning Prussian, the publication of a dictionary and bilingual Prussian books (both folklore and contemporary literature), cultural education, creative camps, and contemporary art projects.
The Prussian Community of Lithuania swas created on the basis of blood and spirit, with the clear knowledge and understanding that in order to save themselves from the genocidal crusades, plagues, Germanisation and Russification, a great number of Prussians came to their Baltic brothers in Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus. Historical sources and Prussian place names in those places bear witness to this.
We appeal to all people of free will and invite you to join us in the work of restoration. We are in great need of financial, physical and spiritual support. If you would like to get involved, please contact us.