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“The People’s Wishes”: Soviet Media Reports on Lithuania in 1940

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By Arabella Schwarber On August 3, 1940, the Supreme Soviet adopted a law on the admittance of the Lithuanian state into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Both the Soviet of the Union and the Soviet of Nationalities voted unanimously … Continue reading

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Focus on Lithuania. “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys

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By Ally Britton-Heitz Much like The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Book Thief, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys is a work of historical fiction that outlines the government-backed tragedies of the World War II era. Yet … Continue reading

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