To a Friend of the Same Destiny

Augustinas Milkus

Graphic Design / Hardcover book

The printed publication To a Friend of the Same Destiny will be presented in the bookshop of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam later this spring.

To a Friend of the Same Destiny is a personal archive focusing on the mass deportations that took place between 1941 and 1952 in the Soviet Union. During this period over 130,000 Lithuanians were banished to the most distant Soviet territories. Their endurance is evident in the creative ways they found to deal with the suffering of exile: their artefacts resonate with every person facing displacement. This publication explores national identity and the daily reality of exile. It aims to bring the events of the past closer to the present day, in an attempt to acknowledge the ingenuity that helped Lithuanians survive the repressive Soviet regime.