“During the 1941 mass deportations by Russia, 1.505 Lithuanian men were sent to the icy Arkhangelsk region in the Russian Arctic for forced labour. After thirteen years, only 11 of those 1,505 returned home to Lithuania. What happened to the rest? That was one of the better-kept secrets of the 20th century, while the global media remained silent. However, the truth was always there. Stasys Jameikis, one of the eleven survivors, spent the rest of his life writing down his experiences.”--Back cover.