OPEN ARCHIVES OF KAUNAS
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Period 112SITES OF MEMORY


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1975

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and its dorms

Alma: Some time ago, this university was called Kaunas Polytechnic Institute and the campus was built only around 1975.

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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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Kaunas mosque

Jonas: "The mosque that previously belonged to National M.

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Kaunas Trade Union House

Gercas: "Basically, all amateur activities had to go through a selection process.

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1991

Posters in Student Square

Gintaras: Posters started to appear in Kaunas, just like in Vilnius, after the bloody events of January 13.

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Lions of the War Museum

Lili Kristina Vaičekauskaitė-Čepauskienė (2014): Everyone on the same lion !

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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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Vilijampolė

Jolita: My grandparents lived "on the hill", in Vilijampolė.

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1988 / 1991

"Laumė"

Laumė café that was working during the Soviet times was famous for its good coffee and sweets but the most important thing there was the sense of community.

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Didysis ir mažasis ąžuolynas

Lolita: "Gimiau ir augau Kauko alėjoje (kai gimiau, ji tuo metu dar vadinosi S.

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Movie theatre "Senasis trestas" [The Old Trust]

Elena: "While drinking my morning tea, I read an article about the old Kaunas movie theatres:" It's incredible, but today in Kaunas, out of almost 40 old movie theatres, only one had survived and is still operating.

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1955 / 1965

Smėlynas (The Sands; P. Vileišio Square)

Petras Vileišis Square (or Smėlynė, as it was called by the residents of Kaunas) was a place famous for horse racing.

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1988

Church of St. Gertrude

Gintaras Vitulskis: The first victory.

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Ramybės park (Kaunas Old Cemetery)

Eugenija: "I lived nearby.

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1996

Stepžukė

Saulė: After high school, I got into Kaunas Stepas Žukas Technical School of Applied Arts.

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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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Siūlų street

Fruma: "We were hiding in Petrašiūnai, a place that was not considered to be part of the city.

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Railway station

Siegfried: “Just at the outskirts of Kaunas, I was dug up by locomotive firemen and picked up like some kitten.

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Prieplauka

Audronė: „Prieplaukos krantinę vadindavom cimbruvka.

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Linksmakalnis

Irina: “My dad is Russian.

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