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Period 112SITES OF MEMORY


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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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1991

Baptist Church

Pastor Vladimiras Sereda: "/.../ In 1980, I came to Lithuania with my wife after our wedding. As people of faith, we were looking for some community.

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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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1949

Miesto sodas (City Garden)

Lili Kristina Vaičekauskaitė-Čepauskienė (2014): We would often play in Miesto Sodas.

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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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Judita zaidzia su nuotraukomis2
 

Vilijampolė

Judita: ”I had many photos in the ghetto house.

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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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S. Darius and S. Girėnas

Eugenija: "I saw the graves of Darius and Girėnas in the institute.I was admitted to the medicine institute in 1945.

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Vilijampole 5
 

Vilijampolė

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

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Edita 1963 m erzina liutus
 

Lions of the War Museum

Rimantas: “This photo of my daughter Edita is taken in 1963, when she was 3.5-years-old.

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1988

Church of St. Gertrude

Gintaras Vitulskis: The first victory.

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Juozas Polis Kauno centras
1970 / 1990

Looking down from the Resurrection Church

Grafas: This photo hangs on a wall in my house.

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Neries krantinė

Audronė: „Prie Neries nevyko nieko įdomaus.

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Linksmakalnis

Elvyra: “When me and my husband arrived at Linksmakalnis, the soldiers were still there.

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Ramybės park (Kaunas Old Cemetery)

Eugenija: "I lived nearby.

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Rotušės square

Fruma: "My first childhood memories connected to Kaunas are very warm.

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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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Interviu su R.Viedrynaiiu. yd ligonin
 

Jewish Hospital

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

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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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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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