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Travel Guide. Traces of the Cold War: The Countries around the Baltic Sea
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2011 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This travel guide describes selected important historical relics, sites and museums in the Baltic Sea region telling the history of the Cold War period. There is public access to nearly all the sites included in the book. It covers places such as missile bases, large artillery batteries, secret police prisons, closed military towns, partisan bunkers, execution and burial sites, nuclear bunker complexes, secret printing houses, former Soviet sculptures and architecture along with many of the sites where important events took place, such as demonstrations, freedom struggles etc. The museums described recount the histories of the Berlin Wall, the military build-up in both East and West, the military crises, the terror of Stalin and the Communist secret police, the armed and unarmed resistance in former Soviet countries and its satellite states, the deportations of slave labourers to remote parts of the Soviet Union, the deportations to the GULAG camps and the struggles for freedom from Communist regimes in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, East Germany and Russia.

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Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2011. , 220 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2010:574
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Baltic Sea Region
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-1291DOI: 10.6027/TN2010-574ISBN: 978-92-893-2121-1OAI: diva2:701618
Available from: 2014-03-04 Created: 2014-03-04 Last updated: 2015-01-26

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