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Book. “Travel guide. Traces of the Cold War Period”

A travel guide has been published by the Nordic Ministers Council, 2010. Travel Guide, Traces of the Cold War period. The Countries around the Baltic Sea. Johannes Bach Rasmussen. 220 pages and 550 illustrations.

The book was produced in cooperation between Øhavsmuseet (The Archipelago Museum) and the Baltic Initiative and Network.

The publication can be ordered from po@langelandkommune.dk (Cold War Museum Langelandsfort) or from most of the main museums described on this website.

This book describes 125 important historical relics, sites and museums in the Baltic Sea region that tell 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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Historically Valuable Installations and Sites from the Cold War Period

The Baltic Initiative and Network has published two reports in English, both in cooperation with The Archipelago Museum, Department Langelands Museum, Denmark:

Historically Valuable Installations and Sites from the Cold War Period. Langelands Museum and The Initiative Group, 2006. This report describes the initial activities of the Initiative (registration of partners in the countries around the Baltic Sea) and gives a brief overview of the kind of historical sites from the Cold War period that are worth preserving.


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Conference in Berlin

Historically valuable sites from the Cold War period. Protection and Information. Conference in Berlin. March 2009. Langelands Museum and the Initiative Group. 2009. This report contains the speeches from the conference.


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Perioden med den Kolde Krig

The Baltic Initiative and Network has published one report in Danish for education supported by the Danish Ministry of Education:

Perioden med den Kolde Krig. Beretninger fra landene omkring Østersøen. Mennesker, historiske steder og museer. The Baltic Initiative and Network. 2011.

(The period of the Cold War. Reports from around the Baltic Sea. People, historic sites and museums. The Baltic Initiative and Network. 2011. This report primarily comprises the speeches from a conference in Gdansk, 2009, involving young people from countries around the Baltic Sea. The conference was organized by the Solidarity Centre Foundation, Gdansk, in cooperation with partners including The Baltic Initiative and Network. The conference was also supported by the Danish Ministry of Education.


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