Posts tagged as Operation ‘Spring’

Operation ‘Spring’, biggest Soviet deportation of 40,000 Lithuanians

Monday, May 25, 2020

On May 22, 1948, Soviet authorities began Operation ‘Vesna’. Over the course of two days, some 40,000 people from Lithuania were deported to Siberia; around a quarter of them were children. Those who survived and are alive today, recall hunger and humiliations. This story was published on May 23, 2019.   “Mum had a piece of smoked pork that she took it with her. Worms appeared during the trip [but…