Tour 12: World War II and Its Aftermath: The Lithuanian Experience

Saturday, January 7, 2012: 2:00 PM-5:30 PM
Parlor A (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)

Tour leader: Audrius Plioplys, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

For the 70th anniversary of the start of mass deportations from Lithuania to the Soviet Gulag (194153), the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture has collaborated with The Museum of Genocide Victims in Vilnius, Lithuania and the Lithuanian Research and Studies Center in Chicago for an exhibition and series of programs entitled Hope and Spirit. Dr. Audrius Plioplys, initiator and chair of the program, will lead a special tour of the exhibition. The permanent exhibition War After War: Armed Anti-Soviet Resistance in Lithuania in 194453 covers the crimes of the Soviet occupation and the fate of Lithuanian freedom fighters and victims of Soviet genocide. If there is time, the tour will include the 30-minute documentary film Ice in June (2001, English subtitles), which recounts the physical and spiritual destruction of the Lithuanian nation during the first Soviet occupation and the June 1941 deportations.

(Limit 20 people) $30 members, $35 nonmembers

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