Saturday, March 31, 2012
While most history buffs and students know about the mass deportations of Germans, Jews, and Russians during World War II, little is known about Lithuania. Intellectuals, artists, teachers, and librarians (and their families) were forcibly removed from their homes and exiled to Siberia. Between Shades of Gray tells us about the horrors experienced by the Lithuanians from a teen girl's point of view. Ruta Sepetys effectively lays out the horror of war without getting too graphic. This book would make an excellent starting off point for World War II Lithuanian research. The author's note also list more resources for Lithuanian research.