The Story of Baltic Displaced Persons, 1944–1952
In partnership with the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, the Library will host a free opening reception for the exhibit "No Home to Go To" in the 1st Floor Lobby at Central Library. In attendance will be representatives of the Embassies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The exhibition will be on view at Central Library from Tuesday, March 7 through Monday, April 17.
Civilians fleeing battle fronts, fearing persecution, and families seeking safety in neighboring countries — an all too familiar story.
“No Home To Go To” documents the crisis in the Baltic countries in the aftermath of World War II through the memories, documents, photographs, and memorabilia of families and individuals who lived through the experience of fleeing their homeland, living in displaced persons camps, and, finally, finding a new home in a new land.
This project has been brought to you by the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, in collaboration with several institutions in the U.S. and abroad. To find out more about the exhibition, visit Displacedpersons.org.