Monday, November 14, 2011 | Categories: Episodes |
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Antanas Sileika grew up hearing his parents' harrowing story of fleeing Lithuania to come to Canada. It was one of many stories about pre- and post-WWII Lithuania that Antanas absorbed, tucked away, and carried with him throughout his life.
It was many years before Antanas realized what a treasure trove of stories he possessed. When he finally did embrace his family history, Antanas found the inspiration for a novel: Underground.
Shelagh recently spoke with Antanas about Underground. Their conversation is full of Antanas' astounding family stories, personal insights, and little-known history about the Lithuanian partisan movement.
It's a fascinating conversation that didn't get its due within our limited broadcast window, so we give it full room to breathe here in this TNC special. We hope you enjoy.