OPEN ARCHIVES OF KAUNAS
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Period 107SITES OF MEMORY


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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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The Zoo

Kęstutis: "We were living at Gričiupio Street, where the current KTU student campus is located.

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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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Ramybės (Serenity) Park

Asija: ”A protest happened in Ramybės (Serenity) Park, after which it was decided to remove the cemetery located in the park.

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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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1986 / 1987

Sculptures in Ąžuolynas (The Oakwood Park)

Alvydas (50): When my then-future wife was studying in Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, we would often walk around the Oakwood Park...

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Parade in Janonio (Vienybės) Square

Alvydas Vaitkevičius: I found this picture at booksellers next to Merkurijus without any inscriptions or signs...

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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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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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1997

Vytautas Magnus University

Greta: To me, VMU equals study years.

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Laisvės Alėja (Freedom Avenue)

Laisvės alėja (Freedom Avenue)

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Kaunas Factory "Drobė"

Rūta: "In the spring, 1958 we said our goodbyes to Kaunas VI Secondary School.

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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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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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1985

A yard in Dainava district

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

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Vytautas Park

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

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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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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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Ramybės park (Kaunas Old Cemetery)

Menininko Gyčio Dovydaičio dokumentinis filmas-reportažas apie Kaunas 2022 organizuoto Istorijų festivalio 2019 centrą – Ramybės parką (Kauno senąsias kapines) – ir jo kaimynystėje gyvenačius kauniečius.

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Gyvenamasis namas Rotušės aikštėje

Audronė: „Namas priklausė Zabielų rūmams. Ir pats namas – dabar jis supaprastintas – buvo labai įdomus, ypač architektūra apačioje, visur – skliautai, didžiuliai praėjimai, sraigtiniai laiptai.

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