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    About After the Great War exhibition

    12 August – 6 September 2021, Kaunas

    The new outdoor travelling exhibition created by the ENRS focuses on the turbulent first years after the First World War. Over 200 archive and multimedia materials – pictures, maps and films together with individual stories of people who lived back in these times – present a complex yet coherent picture of New Europe established in Central-East part of the continent after the Great War.

    Kaunas will be the forth stop of the exhibition in 2021. It will be displayed in the Kaunas Ninth Fort Museum, Žemaičių plentas 75,Kaunas.

    Read about the exhibition

    The travelling display depicts how the new political and social order after the First World War came into existance.

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    Shortly after the First World War, the relatively small city of Kaunas was proclaimed the temporary capital of the new Lithuanian state.

    Yet, when does temporariness end?

    Listen to the podcast from our series ‘Dialogues on 20th Century History’ and explore the non-obvious, interwar story of Kaunas:

    The series is produced by our partner Free Range Productions.


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    The ENRS would also like to thank the following institutions:
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