The Baltic Way - Human Chain Linking Three States in Their Drive for Freedom

Documentary heritage submitted by Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2009.

© Lithuanian Central State Archive
The Baltic Way on 23 August 1989 in Vilnius, Lithuania

Significant and carefully selected documents reflecting the history of the 600 km long human chain on 23 of August 1989 - the 50th anniversary of the German-Soviet pact of non-aggression of 1939 and its secret protocol. It was a unique and peaceful demonstration that united the three countries in their drive for freedom.

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