From Lithuania to the U.S.A
BY: ashley Tchorznickis
It all began in Lithuania…
My grandfather and grandmother were both born and raised there.
Grandpa Kazyis and Grandma Rita born and
raised in Kaunas, Lithuania
Kaunas, Lithuania
WWII began and changed things in
Lithuania
The Soviet Union took over Lithuania
The war caused several deaths in Lithuania
My Grandfather was then captured by the
German Army when they invaded Lithuania
and became a prisoner of war.
Once he began working for the German Army, his job was to fix
airplanes with bullet holes in them. He would fill the holes...
The Americans invaded the German Air force where my grandfather was
working. He then became a U.S. Prisoner of war for abo...
Displaced persons were mistreated
and malnourished
NO FOOD AND NO WATER WAS PROVIDED
Through the course of all this he met
my Grandmother and they were
married in Germany…
My grandfather after being captured was given a choice on
where to go because he was a “displaced person”.
Australia
U.S.A...
He chose Canada!
They raised all seven of their children
in Canada
Traditional Food
Cabbage rolls
Piroshkis
My dad’s older sister grew up and
moved to California in 1972
She got a job at VONS and there she
worked with my mom
My now, “aunt” and mom went on
vacation together to Canada in 1985…
That is how my mother met my
father…
They exchanged letters back and forth and eventually
my dad was convinced to move to California to be with
my mom.
He moved to California with a few
boxes and his car…
My dad got a job working for a
Construction company
A few years later they were married and I was born.
And that’s my family history!
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  1. 1. From Lithuania to the U.S.A BY: ashley Tchorznickis
  2. 2. It all began in Lithuania… My grandfather and grandmother were both born and raised there.
  3. 3. Grandpa Kazyis and Grandma Rita born and raised in Kaunas, Lithuania
  4. 4. Kaunas, Lithuania
  5. 5. WWII began and changed things in Lithuania
  6. 6. The Soviet Union took over Lithuania
  7. 7. The war caused several deaths in Lithuania
  8. 8. My Grandfather was then captured by the German Army when they invaded Lithuania and became a prisoner of war.
  9. 9. Once he began working for the German Army, his job was to fix airplanes with bullet holes in them. He would fill the holes with led and prepare the plane to fly again.
  10. 10. The Americans invaded the German Air force where my grandfather was working. He then became a U.S. Prisoner of war for about 6-8 months.
  11. 11. Displaced persons were mistreated and malnourished NO FOOD AND NO WATER WAS PROVIDED
  12. 12. Through the course of all this he met my Grandmother and they were married in Germany…
  13. 13. My grandfather after being captured was given a choice on where to go because he was a “displaced person”. Australia U.S.A Canada
  14. 14. He chose Canada!
  15. 15. They raised all seven of their children in Canada
  16. 16. Traditional Food Cabbage rolls Piroshkis
  17. 17. My dad’s older sister grew up and moved to California in 1972
  18. 18. She got a job at VONS and there she worked with my mom
  19. 19. My now, “aunt” and mom went on vacation together to Canada in 1985…
  20. 20. That is how my mother met my father…
  21. 21. They exchanged letters back and forth and eventually my dad was convinced to move to California to be with my mom.
  22. 22. He moved to California with a few boxes and his car…
  23. 23. My dad got a job working for a Construction company
  24. 24. A few years later they were married and I was born.
  25. 25. And that’s my family history!
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