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The twnetieth century has produced millions of refugees,exiles, and stateless. Displaced persons. Some of them eventually settle down and grow new roots; others continue travelling, waiting, dreaming or returning home. This book is a first hand account of the life, thoughts and feelings of a displaced person. It's a painful record of one person's experiences in a Nazi forced labor camp;five years in displaced persons camps;and the frist years as a young Lithuanian immigrant in New York City.
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DP--displaced person--that dehumanizing term applied to often innocent victims of war or civil strife, has tragically become part of our political and social vocabulary; seemingly, it will remain so. Mekas was such a DP, a Lithuanian homeless as the result of German aggression in World War II, who wandered Eastern Europe during the last months of the war and for four years after the fall of Germany. He eventually arrived in New York in 1949. His book represents ten years of his experiences as reproduced from his diaries. His frank, honest, first-hand appraisals are often remarkable, occasionally humorous, but mostly an honest view into a unique character facing a decade of personal struggles (e.g., depression, isolation) and social obstacles. While one suspects more brutal incidents and degrading experiences were part of Mekas's years moving around Europe, the book is nevertheless intriguing. Recommended for larger public and academic libraries.
- Boyd Childress, Auburn Univ. Lib., Ala.
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Book Description Black Thistle Pr, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110962818100
Book Description Black Thistle Pr. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0962818100 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1482434