At eight, Antonette Sabonaitis, the heroine of Unte: Life in the Soviet Union as Seen Through the Eyes of a Teenager, was a happy girl, living on a farm in Lithuania with parents she adored. Then, without any legal proceedings, she and her family were siezed by Soviet authorities. At the railroad station, her father was separated from the family, never to be seen again.
The tragic fate that befell the Sabonaitis family and the hardships little Unte experiences in Siberia and upon her return to Lithuania are documented in this riveting and moving memoir.
Gerald C. Tamkutonis translated, annotated and Published Sabonaitis’s story, so that others could know how millions suffered during Soviet deportations to forced labor camps and prisons in the Siberian Gulag.