On March 6, a Ph.D. student from the University of Glasgow, Gintarė Venzlauskaitė, stopped at the National Library of Lithuania to talk about her research, entitled “From the post-war West to the post-Soviet East: manifestations of deportations, collective memory and experience of Lithuanian diaspora.” Recently, she came back from the United States where she interviewed 30 Lithuanian emigres, or so called DPs, people displaced at the end of World War II. Currently, Gintarė is finishing her Russian trip that has lasted for 2 months and stretched over 16 cities, towns and villages, making it 17,000 km-long. In Siberia, she has been collecting testimonies from Lithuanian survivors of massive deportations of the Stalin era.
On December 2014, the Lithuanian-American Community, Inc. appointed dr. Dalia Cidzikaitė, a senior researcher at Lituanica Department of the National Library of Lithuania, as its new representative in Lithuania.
Among other things, Ms. Cidzikaitės’ activities will include representing LAC at various events, meeting with the LAC members visiting Lithuania, and communicating with the Lithuanian media. Continue reading “Senior Researcher of the National Library of Lithuania Became the Lithuanian-American Community, Inc. Representative in Lithuania”