OPEN ARCHIVES OF KAUNAS
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1941 / 1949

Oakwood Park

1 photographLili Kristina Vaičekauskaitė-Čepauskienė (2014): Me and my mother in the Oakwood Park in1947.

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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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Laisvės Ave.

Asija: “In the evenings, Laisvės Avenue was full of people.

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Lions of the War Museum

In December, 2018 The lions that are protecting the entrance to Vytautas Magnus War Museum commemorate their 85th anniversary.

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Senamiesčio turgus

Judita: "When I was young I used to live with my custodian in M.

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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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Vienybės (Unity) Square

Galina: “Formerly, the Christmas tree was decorated at Vienybės (Unity) Square.

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1988

Sculptures in Vilniaus Street

Gintaras: In Vilniaus Street, next to the underground passage, there is a building with niches, in which three little sculptures were placed.

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Jewish Hospital

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

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Rotušės square

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

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1988

Church of St. Gertrude

Gintaras Vitulskis: The first victory.

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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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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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1997

Vytautas Magnus University

Greta: To me, VMU equals study years.

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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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Lions of the War Museum

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

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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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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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Expression dance troupe "Sonata"

Liucija and Daiva: "Sonata" was an integral part of our youthful life, just like lessons, it was the same with dancing.

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Kauno pilis

Audronė: „Pilis dabar atrodo visai kitaip.

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