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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Members only–free. Registration deadline: September 17. To register for this program, please call the Village office at 773.248.8700.
Dalia Anysas, a compelling witness will describe and discuss refugees’ experiences from the Lithuanian emigration of the 1940’s. A recently published book, We Thought We’d Be Back Soon, of which she is a co-editor along with Laima Petrauskas VanderStoep & Dalia Cidzikaite offers the testimony of eighteen US Lithuanians who were forced to leave Lithuania during the Second World War and withdraw to the West away from the upcoming Soviets and the threat of deportations. It is based on an oral history project begun by VanderStoep in which the people spoke openly about the circumstances of leaving Lithuania, their lives in DP camps in Germany and finally realizing that they will not “be back soon” immigrating to the United States. The book will be available to purchase.
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