In Search of Freedom
As World War Two is drawing to a close, In Search of Freedom follows the journey of refugees fleeing their countries in Eastern Europe, not knowing where they are going, not knowing where they will end up, or if they will be accepted by any foreign nation. And, worst of all, not knowing if they will ever see the light of another day. England, France, Canada, America, who will take them? It was all a gamble and those whose lives had experienced the tortures of Communism knew very well they would never return to the country they were leaving behind.
About The Book
The German Army is in disarray, retreating from countries they’d occupied in Eastern Europe for three long years. Troops and military equipment are crossing the Lithuanian border into East Prussia by rail and road day after day. Civilians attempt to follow: some driving automobiles, some driving horse drawn carts, most on foot; thousands of them, in family droves, running from the ravages of war, but to their dismay the border is closed to civilian traffic. They come to a standstill, in a state of panic.
Stressed by the events of the last few weeks, the Petraitis family - Jonas, Marguerite and Karlis – are among them, seeking another place to call home. Shocked as they were at finding the border closed and at a loss to know what to do, Karlis leads them across the green border following in the footsteps of Lithuania’s past President, Antanas Smetona in 1940. From there their struggle begins. Their search for freedom is one obstacle after another - not to mention the continuing war. The question is asked over and over: When will it end?
Publication Date: September 1, 2016