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Period 112SITES OF MEMORY


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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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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Ramybės park (Kaunas Old Cemetery)

Eugenija: "I lived nearby.

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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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1993

The sign of Kaunas

Neringa: Yesterday, while driving from Vilnius to Kaunas, I saw the “new” sign of the city of Kaunas and realized that the old sign was a really special place.

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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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Vytautas Park

Neringa: In childhood, our parents would bring us to Vytauto Park.

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1985

A yard in Dainava district

Portraits of friends (1985) captured in the yards of Dainava microdistrict

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Kauno arkikatedra bazilika

Audronė: „Katedros šventorius buvo atskirtas plačia tvora, viduje buvo parduotuvytės.

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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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Neries krantinė

Audronė: „Prie Neries nevyko nieko įdomaus.

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Vilijampolė

„Ne kiek to baisiausio žmonijos istorijoj karo Tadas ir beprisimena – keli paveikslai, ir tie neaišku, ar paties prisiminimai, ar vėliau išgirsti žmonių pasakojimai, pavirtę prisiminimais, keli pablukę vaizdai: vienas iš Kauno, antras iš Vilniaus, trečiasis iš Veprių.

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Family in front of War Museum

1 photographPovilas and Vanda Tarnauskai, shareholders of the restaurant Versalis, with their daughter at the War Museum .

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Jewish Hospital

Rimantas Viedrynaitis: “I was born in Kaunas, the Jewish Hospital.

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The Singing Fountain

Alvydas: Some time ago, before the monument for Darius and Girėnas, there was a “singing fountain”.

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Kaunas Castle Bus Stop during the Soviet times

Liucija: I arrived from the sea coast to study in Vilnius.

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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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1940 / 1990

Laisvės avenue during soviet time

Writer Markas Zingeris: for me as a child, Laisvės Avenue was both freedom and a promise.

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1994

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