Dr. Adolfas Šapoka, born 1906-2-13 in Grybeliai, Lithuania, died 1961-3-9 in Toronto, Canada, was a professor, historian and newspaper editor. After graduating from the University of Lithuania in 1929, Dr. Šapoka pursued further study at the Universities of Prague (1930-1932) and Stockholm (1932). While working as a lecturer at the Vytautas Magnus University (1932-1940), he completed his doctorate in history in 1938, specializing in the relationship between Lithuania and Poland after the Union of Lublin in 1569. He was one of the authors and the editor of the substantial textbook "Lietuvos Istorija" (History of Lithuania, 1936). During the German occupation of Lithuania (1941-1943) he was an assistant professor at the University of Vilnius. Dr. Šapoka fled to Germany in advance of the Soviet occupation of Lithuania in 1944 after which he immigrated to Canada in 1948. From 1949 until his death in 1961, he was the editor of the Lithuanian Catholic weekly newspaper "Tėviškės Žiburiai" (Lights of the Homeland) published in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Šapoka authored a number of works for schools and the general public including "Lietuva, kraštas ir tauta" (1946) published in English as "Lithuania through the Ages" (1948), "Vilnius Lietuvos gyvenime" (1954) published in English as "Vilnius in the Life of Lithuanians" (1962) and "Senasis Vilnius" (Old Vilnius) published posthumously in 1963.