Janina B. Nawarskas
Janina has self-published her memoir, A Child Lost: My Life’s Journey from War Torn Europe to Proud American. It is an inspiring story of how Janina, born in 1936 in Lithuania, had her comfortable life with her parents and brothers shattered by World War II, leaving her an orphan child attempting to survive in the hellish ruins of war torn Europe.
Janina was a student in Susan Omilian’s From Memory to Memoir: Writing Your Life Story classes over the period of several years. She has written an inspiring story of her courageous journey to survive not only World War II and be reunited with her family, but also other struggles and trials while living in the United States after the war.