The Baltic Way: A Chain for Freedom

Today, we mark the anniversary of the Baltic Way! Exactly 24 years ago today, two million people joined their hands to form a human chain spanning over 600 kilometers across Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Europeana 1989 is recreating the chain …


The day holding hands changed the world

On 23 August 1989, two million people held hands to form a human chain over 600 km long linking three capital cities – Vilnius in Lithuania, Riga in Latvia and Tallinn in Estonia. This peaceful political demonstration became known as …


Propaganda, postage stamps and a Polonez car

Last month, people across Poland shared their memories of the changes of the 1980s, contributing to Europeana 1989 – an online archive of documents, memorabilia and stories that shares their experiences with the world and with future generations. Among these …