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No Home to Go To: The Story of Baltic Displaced Persons, 1944 - 52


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"Old Vilnius" by Jurijus Azanovas from Vilnius, Lithuania

Dates and other details for the ever-popular Balzekas Museum Summer and Fall 2016 tours have been posted! See both tour itineraries and booking details on the Museum's Travel Page >>>

BalzekasMuseum CupMade in Lithuania, these charming wooden decorations add cheer up your home year round. Be sure to visit the Balzekas Museum's Online Gift Shop for these and other gift items for any occasion. Gift Shop sales support museum programs and activities. >>>

Baltic DPs - Displaced Persons

Baltic DP Exposition - 2014
Baltic DP Women in National Costume
As part of the ongoing Baltic DP Exhibition and Programs, the organizers are requesting that Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonians, who were themselves displaced during WWII and spent time in DP Camps after the war, complete a questionnaire describing their or their family members' experiences. More about the Baltic DP Project ...
No Home To Go To

"No Home To Go To: The Story of Baltic Displaced Persons, 1944-52" exhibition tells the history of WWII and its aftermath through the personal accounts and memorabilia of refugees from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia during WWII and its aftermath. The exhibition is on display at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture through December, 2016, and concurrently on tour in other cities in the United States and Canada. Program updates as well as photographs, documents, and other materials donated and compiled in preparation for the exhibition and during its run, can be found on what is to become the exhibition's permanent online home:

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Hope & Spirit, the Balzekas Museum's series of exhibits and programs commemorating 70 years since the start of mass Soviet deportations from Lithuania to the Soviet Gulag has ended. Highlights from the exhibit, including a virtual tour, links, articles, videos, and teaching resources are available online here: Hope & Spirit online >>>

The Hope & Spirit series is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; the Illinois Humanities Council; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Illinois General Assembly; a City Arts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; and the ECPC.