Eating bread with tears: Martynas Jankus and the deportation of East Prussian civilians to Russia during World War I

  title={Eating bread with tears: Martynas Jankus and the deportation of East Prussian civilians to Russia during World War I},
  author={Charles Perrin},
  journal={Journal of Baltic Studies},
  pages={363 - 380}
ABSTRACT During World War I, Martynas Jankus became the most well-known deportee in the Lithuanian-speaking world. This article uses a variety of sources, including his wartime letters, diary, and postwar memoirs, to explore which factors were the most important in enabling him to survive deportation, how representative he is of the larger population of deportees from East Prussia and their experiences, and how his life as a deportee was affected by laws and agreements at the international and… Expand


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