On 23 August 1989, two million people from Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia joined hands over more than 600 kilometres to form a human chain uniting the three countries in their call for independence and democracy.
This exhibition marks the 30th anniverary of the historic event in the nations' drive for freedom, which was included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 2009.
Photographs and documents reflect the history of the unique and peaceful demonstration held three decades ago on the 50th anniversary of the 1939 German-Soviet pact of non-aggression and its secret protocol.
The exhibition will be launched on Thursday 21 November 2019 with a special discussion of the theme: "Standing up for the European values, security and defence."
Speakers will include:
H.E. Ms Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador of Estonia
H.E. Ms Baiba Braže, Ambassador of Latvia
Mr Jonas Grinevičius, Chargé d'Affaires, Embassy of Lithuania
The discussion will be moderated by Professor Alexander Watson, Deputy Head of the Department of History.
The free discussion is open to all. Guests should arrive from 6pm for a 6.30pm start, with refreshments served afterwards.
Location: Room 137A, Richard Hoggart Building.
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