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2021.10.21 08:00

'Maybe I left too soon'. Belarusian exiles in Vilnius fight survivors' guilt

Relocants: Surviving Minsk
Benas Gerdžiūnas, Ieva Balsiūnaitė, LRT.lt2021.10.21 08:00

Thousands of Belarusians have been forced to escape the violent regime crackdown in the wake of the August 2020 presidential election. Many of them have ended up in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, just 30 kilometres from the Belarusian border.

They call themselves Relocants; their lives continue to be shaped by their shared collective trauma and the newly-forged identities as August Belarusians.

In part two of the three-part interactive documentary, read about what it's like to live with survivors’ guilt, collective trauma, and the Belarusian communities that have sprung up in Vilnius.

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