Kauno Istorijos Metrastis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Get this from a library! Kauno istorijos metraštis.. [Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas ( Kaunas, Lithuania);]. Kauno istorijos metraštis. Kaunas History Annals. Publishing House: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas Subject(s): History Frequency: 1 issues. Print ISSN: .

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View of Kaunas City from Linksmakalnis. Photo by Anton Rohrbach [Antalis Rohrbachas: History reveals about the self-governed city created by a multi-ethnic and multicultural community. The largest rivers in Lithuania istofijos Nemunas and Neris — were the engine of the city’s economic life, and the Hanseatic League witnessed close contacts of the merchants of Kaunas with Western Europe.

On the other hand, the provincial and row-rise city pretended to become the center of the new Lithuanity. Have been built over 30 years Kaunas fortress was occupied after day battles in Interwar Kaunas was the Provisional Capital of Lithuania.

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The diplomatic corps and the Parisian fashion gave Kaunas the features of the western capital. In the grip of the totalitarian system the residents of Kaunas experienced the scourge of the nationalization kaun property, deportations and other repressions.


The Anti-Soviet resistance movement grew up in the city.

During the Holocaust years the Jewish community of Kaunas was almost destroyed. The city became the center of Anti-Nazi resistance, here was founded and acted The Supreme Committee for the Liberation of Lithuania in Kaunas retained the memory of the Provisional Capital and opposed the russification pursued by the Soviet system.

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Having lost the focus of the humanitarian culture, the university, Kaunas was being formed as a technocratic city. Kaunas is a free and developing city.

Combining its identity with the best traditions of the Provisional Capital, it is open to the contemporary innovations, active and visible in the world. The most important feature of Kaunas is the rich and diverse culture that opens the city for Europe and the world.

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Railway station after the occupation of Kaunas [From S. Vytautas The Great War Museum. The Second Republic of Lithuania Kaunas is a free and developing city.

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