By Kęstutis Civinskas. LITHUANIAN HERITAGE May / June 2021 The year is 1899. The world is at the doorstep of a new century. The final decade of the old century is described as gay, merry, and optimistic, even though there is economic depression in the US and no fewer than …Read More »
Vincas Kudirka, Herald of the Modern Lithuanian Nation
By Miltiades Varvounis. At the time when Lithuania was under Russian rule, national identity was shaped by the Lithuanian intelligentsia, the educated social elite in the country. One of the most prominent intellectuals and activists of the late 19th century was Vincas Kudirka, a publicist and publisher, author of Lithuania’s …Read More »
Speaking and pronouncing Lithuanian
by Jonas Daugirdas. (updated 24 Dec 2018 with section on diphthongs). PART 1: Pronunciation of consonants d, t, and n. Many children of Lithuanian families who were raised in America pronounce certain consonants when speaking Lithuanian in a way that makes their spoken Lithuanian quickly identifiable as non-native. One little …Read More »
The SAULĖ Newspaper 1888-1959. A Giant of the Lithuanian Press
By Carol Luschas. Between 1864 and 1914, over 400,000 people emigrated from the Baltic region. Pennsylvania became home to one of the largest concentrations of Lithuanians in the United States. Many Lithuanians settled in the small coal mining town of Mahanoy City in northeastern Pennsylvania. As the Lithuanian population grew, …Read More »
An Interview with Stanley Balzekas, Jr.
By Charles Norvil. Please tell us something about your parents – when did they come to the States and where did they met? My father (Stanley) arrived from Ukmergė, Lithuania in 1912 as a young man, and my mother (Emily) arrived from Panevėžys, Lithuania in 1905 as a small child …Read More »
Did Adam and Eve Speak Lithuanian?
by Prof. Casimir Dobilas. We often hear that Lithuanian is the oldest and most archaic European language still spoken today. We also hear that it is one of the most difficult languages to learn. Both statements are probably true. The prominent Swiss scholar and great friend of Lithuania Professor Dr. …Read More »