The DP’s who came to Canada in large numbers after WWII brought their political convictions with them. With Lithuania being a predominantly Catholic country, friction had arisen between the Nationalists of the pre-war authoritarian government and the Christian-Democrats, and was renewed among the new immigrants, lasting several decades. It influenced the Community until a new generation came into leadership...
This is the first of a series of articles outlining the 75-year history of the newspaper “Tėviškės žiburiai” – The Lights of Homeland, established in Toronto, Canada, in 1949. Many memoirs have been written about the hardships, successes, and self-sacrifices of Lithuanians who endured and escaped WW2. They created a new community in a totally foreign environment. It was a...
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