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Period 112SITES OF MEMORY


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Demolition of Stalinas Monument

Eugenija: "I remember, when they destroyed Stalin’s monument.

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Orbita

Robertas Antinis: Orbita was a superb club. It was special.

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1990

Dismantling of Lenin monument

Gintaras: "One detail stuck to my mind from the dismantling of Leninas monument: next to Donelaičio Street, under a tree, I saw an elderly couple, probably of Russian nationality.

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Dainų Slėnis (The Song Valley) of Kaunas

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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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Nauja Romuva
1993

Romuva cinema

Vitalijus: I remember Romuva from my childhood.

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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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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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Neries krantinė

Audronė: „Prie Neries nevyko nieko įdomaus.

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Kaunas mosque

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

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Juozas Naujalis Music Gymnasium

Raimonda Pauzienė (51): [In Juozas Naujalis Music School] everyone was trained to be a musician.

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Kauno pilis

Audronė: „Pilis dabar atrodo visai kitaip.

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Jėzuitų gimnazija

Audronė: „Pradėjau lankyti devintą vidurinę Senamiestyje.

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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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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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Monument for Maironis

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1932

Lithuanian yacht club

Gintaras Vitulskis: These pictures are from the 1930s: in one of them, there is a festive formation of yachtsmen (or maybe sea scouts) captured as seen from Aleksotas, and the other one with Aleksotas in the background. In 1932, the yacht club was established next to Aleksotas bridge in a building floating on a pontoon platform, the so called brandwacht.

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Linksmakalnis

Irina: “My dad is Russian.

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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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Linksmakalnis

Svetlana: “I was living in Siberia and came to Lithuania from Irkutsk when I was 32 years old.

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