Donating Items

As part of the ongoing Baltic DP Project to document the history of WWII refugees from the Baltic countries, anyone with DP memorabilia–particularly photographs, documents, publications, and artifacts–is encouraged to submit them to the “No Home To Go To” exhibition.

(Scanned digital and/or photographic images are accepted if donors are reluctant to part with original material. See scanning and submission guidelines below.*)

A. THE FLIGHT: LEAVING THE BALTICS

  • Physical, household objects you or your family carried when they fled: e.g. clothing, utensils, blankets, etc.;
  • Personal artifacts and documents from the homeland, such as toys, jewelry, handiwork, passports;
  • Photographs, video/audio recordings;
  • Diaries, books, correspondence;
    Map(s) showing your or your family members’ route from home in the Baltics to the DP Camp(s) and your immigration route and eventual place of settlement in the North America. (Please provide dates at each location.)

B: THE CAMPS

  • Photographs, video/audio recordings
  • Diaries
  • Organizational and personal documents
  • Correspondence
  • Physical objects – e.g., household items, handiwork, clothing, UNRRA-issued items, religious artifacts
  • Periodicals and books published in camps
  • Artwork created in the camps

C: THE JOURNEY TO A NEW LIFE

  • Immigration and First 10 Years of Settlement;
  • Diaries;
  • Photographs, video/audio recordings;
  • Correspondence;
  • Organizational materials;
  • Periodicals and books, newspaper articles, publications.

Please send photos, documents, or any other material pertaining to your flight from Lithuanian, Latvia or Estonia; stay in DP camps; and immigration to and settlement in the US/Canada. If you do not wish to donate original items, please email a high-resolution (300 dpi – dots per square inch) scanned copy of each document and/or photograph. If you need assistance with scanning an item, please contact the Museum at 773.582.6500 or email: info@balzekasmuseum.org.

A Sample of Items Submitted to the Exhibition:

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