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Children of Siberia - Memoirs of Lithuanian Exiles

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Translation of selected reminsceences of exile in Siberia of Lithuanians. Brutally powerful.
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published 2013 by Naujasis Lankas
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John Reid
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Igarka is a sawmilling and timber export town, situated on the Yenisei River in Siberia, 160km north of the Arctic Circle. In 1948, only 19 years after Igarka was established, Nijole Ambrazaityte was exiled with her grandparents and her aunt from their Lithuanian home. On arrival in the new town (really little more than an untidy collection of houses and barracks), everyone was required to work. In Nijole’s own words:

“As soon as I reached my tenth birthday, I had to report to the labour
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Stunning, sad, brutal. A must read. Helping me understand some of my families stories.
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