Nijolė Sadūnaitė (born 22 July 1938 in Kaunas) was a clandestine Lithuanian Catholic nun of the Soviet period who worked with the Chronicle of the Catholic Church in Lithuania. In 1975 she faced three years of imprisonment for her efforts. She spent time imprisoned in the Moldavian SSR and then in Boguchany. She reportedly faced a variety of abuses in this period, including torture. She wrote A Radiance in the Gulag about her experiences.
In 2018, Sadunaite received the 'Lithuanian Freedom Award". She was the first female in history to receive the award.
- Tapinas, Laimonas et al., eds. (1997) "Lietuvos katalikų bažnyčios kronika" (PDF) Žurnalistikos enciklopedija (in Lithuanian) Vilnius: Pradai pg 284 ISBN 9986-776-62-7
- An interview of Nijolė Sadūnaitė by Rushworth M Kidder of The Christian Science Monitor from April 24 1989
- "What Would the World Be Like Without Him?" by Robin Wright in the July 1994 Issue of The Atlantic
- "In the Land of Crosses" from the September 2013 "First Things"
- A review of "A Radiance in the Gulag" in the January 17, 1988 LA Times
- LITHUANIANS RALLY FOR STALIN VICTIMS (By BILL KELLER, August 24, 1987, New York Times)
- Lithuania Rights Unit Protests to Gorbachev (New York Times)
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