The millions of now internally and externally displaced persons in the Middle East people is part of a long and tragic history of people being forced from their homes as a result of conflict. During WW II, to escape Soviet persecution, hundreds of thousands of people in the Baltic region fled to the West from countries like Lithuania Latvia and Estonia. A travelling exhibit highlights their stories. It’s called “No Home To Go To: The Story of Baltic Displaced Persons, 1944-1952”. We’ll speak with the exhibit’s curator, Irena Chambers. She and her family were WW II Baltic refugees. The exhibit is showing at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago through December 31st, 2015.
(Photo courtesy of Balzekas Museum)