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An unlikely theme park is fast becoming one of Lithuania's top tourist attractions. Nicknamed 'Stalin World' Grutas Park serves as a reminder for future generations of how not to let history repeat itself.
The life-stories of ten survivors of the Holocaust in Lithuania, where 95% of the pre-war Jewish population was destroyed. Every photograph or keepsake holds a painful memory, finally unlocked.
Lithuania's national treasure, the Hill of Crosses, has a troubled and mysterious history. The Soviets repeatedly tried to destroy it. Now, it's become a symbol of the nation's struggle and spirituality.
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A dense forest produces mushroom, herb and fruit treasures; horse drawn ploughs and ancient cranky machines produce freshly milled buckwheat flour and just emerging from the aspic of communism, people celebrate their pagan past in a mid-summer eve filled with song and fire.
In a country where ¼ of the population was deported to the Gulag many visitors agree that “people survived that era by having such humour”.