Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter's Reckoning by Julija Sukys
English | October 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B0753Z9M36, ISBN: 0803299591 | 193 Pages | EPUB | 2.21 MB
When Julija Šukys was a child, her paternal grandfather, Anthony, rarely smiled, and her grandmother, Ona, spoke only in her native Lithuanian. But they still taught Šukys her family’s story: that of a proud people forced from their homeland when the soldiers came. In mid-June 1941, three Red Army soldiers arrested Ona, forced her onto a cattle car, and sent her east to Siberia, where she spent seventeen years separated from her children and husband, working on a collective farm.