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Period 91SITES OF MEMORY


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1988

Church of St. Gertrude

Gintaras Vitulskis: The first victory.

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KPG mama
 

Picture Gallery

Liucija: I remember, when my friend and I, we would go to the Picture Gallery to visit the exhibitions.

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karininku
1930 / 1939

The Building of Kaunas Garrison Officers' Club

The first building of Garrison Officers' club during the Interwar period was in a two-storey building designed by an unknown architect at the corner of Laisvės Alėja and A.

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1993

Darius and Girėnas Monument

The funniest part was to spin circles around the monument with my Nikon, which was used but still great.

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kki ledo ciuozykla
1956 / 1961

Ice-rink in Žaliakalnis

The ice rink in front of the State Institute of Physical Education was a favourite place for the youth of Žaliakalnis

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Karo muziejus Vaitkevicius
1989

The Baltic Way in the Museum of War

Indrė Žakevičienė: The most memorable event for me was the commemoration of February 16 in 1989 in Santaka Stadium and the “analogue” of the Baltic Way 25 years ago in the Museum of War.

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azuolynas rimante
 

Ąžuolynas (Oakwood Park)

Alma: It is very nice to remember how people would gather in the Oakwood Park.

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Garden of the Museum of War, 1970s

Alvydas Vaitkevičius: A note on the monument of Salomėja Nėris: I remember it standing there.

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Laisves statula
1990

A rally next to the Freedom monument

Mindaugas Kavaliauskas: It was a rally to support the Act of March 11 and show our unity.

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Laisvės Alėja (Freedom Ave.)

Aleksandra: “I lived just next to Laisvės Alėja.

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1982

Žalgiris Stadium

Gintaras: Žalgiris Stadium was not only a place of sports events; people were also interested in the shows by stunt drivers from Czechoslovakia.

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Sobor

Asija: “The most important place for me was the Sobor.

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1949

Vienybės (Unity) Square after the war

Lili Kristina Vaičekauskaitė-Čepauskienė: If someone is collecting historical material, there is an interesting episode.

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Tadas Ivanauskas High School

Tadas Ivanauskas High School

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tarnausku seima sventinis pasiplaukiojimas nemunu
 

Bridge for Vytautas Magnus

1 photographPovilas (first to the right) and Vandas (second to the left), Tarnauskas, restaurant "Versalis" shareholders, festive visit to Nemunas.

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1996

"Paveikslinė" Picture Gallery

D.B.: Even though that for most residents of Kaunas, Picture Gallery seems as located in a Bermuda triangle, to me it has probably become a symbolic place, where I made the decision about my profession.

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1945 / 1998

Cinema in Šančiai

Gintaras Vitulskis: After the war, when the wooden cinema Lyra (Lyre) burned to the ground, and Taika (Peace) cinema theatre had not been built yet, the Methodist church was nationalized and turned into a cinema theatre.

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3. Paminklo vaizdas is priekio
1972

1972, Romas Kalanta

(Saulius Eduardas Pauliukonis, actor of Šiauliai Drama Theatre, former actor of Kaunas Pantomime troupe, who worked in Kaunas Drama Theatre with director J.

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1941 / 1949

Oakwood Park

1 photographLili Kristina Vaičekauskaitė-Čepauskienė (2014): Me and my mother in the Oakwood Park in1947.

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1992

Kaunas Castle Bus Stop