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Singer/TV-show host Marijonas Mikutavičius (center) introduced author Algis Ruksenas (right) at the presentation of the new Lithuanian translation of his 1973 book about Simas Kudirka "Day of Shame" (Gedos diena) at the Vilnius Book Fair 2013 <> Also at the presentation was LTnews.net publisher Paulius Ruksenas (left)
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(Cleveland) Linas Muliolis was your average young Lithuanian born in the USA. The son of World War II refugees, Linas grew up in Cleveland's Lithuanian community. In January 1991, he was just a month away from turning 21 years old & was in Vilnius during the historic Jan. 13 events. Earlier this week, LTnews.net talked with Linas about his experiences 22 years ago.
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"HOW I BECAME A COMRADE: AN AMERICAN GROWING UP IN SIBERIAN EXILE" will be released by Meridia Publishers in the USA in April, 2013.
The book is a memoir of a young American-Lithuanian adapting & surviving in Siberian exile after deportation by Soviet occupiers of his family's homeland (Lithuania). The book will feature 100 original photographs, most from John's personal collection. One of those photos is exclusively posted below.
Here is an excpert:
I was afraid and cried all night, but no one paid attention. I learned people were afraid to console me, because my mother had been arrested. The next night, she didn’t return either. I was sad, but coming to the realization that there was no one around to take care of me. Mother kept some money in one of her shoes under the bed. I realized I could take the money and I had some free time, so I invited all my friends to join me in excursions through Irkutsk…
A more scary thought was that my mother was no longer around. For the next week I ate what canned goods we had left and wondered what would happen. I was alone.
When Mother was arrested she had asked the secret police commissar, if she could say “good-bye” to me. He had told her: “You’ve seen enough of your son.”
I was eleven and a half years old.