We Thought We'd Be Back Soon 18 Stories of Refugees 1940-1944
by Dalia Cidzikaitė, Laima Petrauskas Vanderstoep and Dalia Stakė Anysas

Event Description

The book is an impressive collection of reminiscences about emigration by Lithuanians to the West during World War II. The conversations with émigrés that are central to the book bring new knowledge about wartime reality and provide insight into the meanings of home and place, and the social impact of the geopolitical upheaval when the state’s sovereignty is annihilated.

The books authors–Dalia Cidzikaitė, Laima Petrauskas Vanderstoep and Dalia Stakė Anysas–will attend the program.

Actress and teacher, Audre Budrys and playwright, performer, director, and teacher Kestutis Nakas, will read excerpts from the book.

Andrew Leith, Chicago Cultural Alliance Conservation and Collections Program Manager will share his impressions about the book.



Program in English
Light refreshments will be served.