Published on Apr 16, 2012
The Hope and Spirit series is dedicated to the millions of victims of Soviet deportations--the men, women and children from all Soviet-occupied nations, and of all nationalities, religions, and races--who suffered two indignities: the brutality of forced exile, imprisonment, starvation, torture, and genocide, and the injustice of the subsequent denial, minimization and suppression of their suffering and victimization.
All of letters and photographs were graciously provided by the Lithuanian Research and Studies Center, Chicago. We would like to acknowledge the assistance of LRSC staff members, Dr. Augustinas Idzelis, President, Ms. Kristina Lapienyte, Executive Director, and Ms. Skirmante Migliniene, Archives Director.
Hope and Spirit exhibit and program
Curated by Audrius V. Plioplys MD
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
June 2011 through April 2012
Luka Saparnis, Sam De Sando, Audrius V. Plioplys MD
Copyright 2012 Audrius V. Plioplys