1989

Brainstorms and broomsticks – how Estonians celebrated the Baltic Way

Guest blog by Juri Estam, Action Consensus PR. Around 100 people visited the Europeana 1989 Baltic Way collection days at the Estonian National Library in the capital city of Tallinn on 30-31 August, sharing a total of approximately 150 memory items. In addition to many photos and printed materials, a contributor brought in a handmade […]

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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 online and some of the pictures that have already been shared are in the gallery […]

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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 ‘The Baltic Way’. Now, the Europeana 1989 project is asking people to join together again […]

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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 items were: a collection of underground press documents, black and white music festival photographs and […]

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89 Voices

89 Voices: fascinating first-hand accounts from 1989

The Europeana 1989 project kicked off with the first collection day in Warsaw, Poland, earlier this month. Many Warsovians came to the House of History to share the personal memories and belongings that paint a picture of what the changes in 1989 meant to them. On the back of these collection days, we’re digging a […]

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What Your Teacher Didn’t Tell You About 1989

Europeana 1989 is our new project that aims to find out your stories from the revolutionary year of 1989! From now until the end of 2014 (the 25th anniversary year), we will travel all across central and eastern Europe with our roadshows. We want anyone with memories, stories, objects or memorabilia from this time to […]

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What you don’t know about 1989… yet

Ever wondered what it would be like to live by the standards of a different political ideology? Or what it would be like for the political landscape you lived in to change almost overnight? If so, then you should check out our new project, Europeana 1989, which documents the time when the very symbol of […]

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