Tomas Balkelis, Opening Gates to the West: Lithuanian and Jewish Migrations from the Lithuanian Provinces, 1867-1914
Dr. Tomas Balkelis is a historian currently working at Vilnius University. He is the director of an international project on
population displacement funded by the Lithuanian Research Council, the author of The Making of Modern
Lithuania (London: Routledge, 2009) and numerous journal articles that appeared in Past&Present, Journal of
Contemporary History, Journal of Baltic Studies and elsewhere.
Thanks are due for the author's permission.