The Hill of Crosses: A Monument to the Defiant Spirit of Lithuania

The Hill of Crosses: A Monument to the Defiant Spirit of Lithuania

“Thank you, Lithuanians, for this hill of crosses which testifies to the nations of Europe, and to the whole world, the faith of the people of this land.”Continue Reading →

Tapping Trees, Drinking Light: Baltic Birch Juice

Tapping Trees, Drinking Light: Baltic Birch Juice

For Lithuanians, forests were and are sacred places, with some venerable groves being even more sacred than others.Continue Reading →

A Mysterious Family, a Destroyed Community: Piecing Together the Kaunas Litvaks

A Mysterious Family, a Destroyed Community: Piecing Together the Kaunas Litvaks

"Kaunas during its famous ‘Golden Age’ between the wars was very much a Litvak city. "Continue Reading →

Dissidence in Our Blood: Survival in a 1984 Soviet Bunker

Dissidence in Our Blood: Survival in a 1984 Soviet Bunker

“You, obviously, have got to play the dissident. You Lithuanian-Americans were all dissidents to the Soviets.”Continue Reading →

Vilnius Through a 50mm Lens: A Year Photographing Lithuania’s Capital

Vilnius Through a 50mm Lens: A Year Photographing Lithuania’s Capital

Since last summer, the 50mm Vilnius blog has carried a daily photo of Lithuania's beautiful capital, showing one of its many different sides...Continue Reading →