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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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Address: Auku g. 2A, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania
Phone Number: +370 5 249 6264
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Visited this museum and for four euros each it provides a great reminder of how much the Lithuanians have progressed in such a short time.The horrors these people have undergone... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this museum and for four euros each it provides a great reminder of how much the Lithuanians have progressed in such a short time.The horrors these people have undergone can not adequately be put into words but this museum and exhibits does.A humbling experience.Everyone should visit as a pertinent reminder of mans inhumanity and to ensure this never happens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you only visit one museum on your trip to Vilnius this is the one.So much history of terrible activities by the Soviets and the Nazis, and some of it still fairly recent. I think we have a duty to learn about these things if only to make sure they dont happen again. But a good place to visit for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tragic stories which describes the history of Lithuania. Had to go outside twice during the visit - need of fresh air! Cruelly to face a history so close up in time - only 25 years in freedom from torture, extermination, persecution and hunger. Tears in my eyes and my heart bleeds for all those who suffered and died.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Its a museum that explains one of Lithuanians most delicate moments. The you will be able to witness how political prisoners were kept arrested and will explain detailed how they were tortured. A good lesson of contemporary history. You need at least 3 hours to have a good analysis of this experience. Tip. - in the winter, prisoners pain seems... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This location hosts an exhibition that spans several decades and 2 regimes, Lithuania having been under German and Soviet rule. The partisans didn't only fight Nazi occupation, but continued to fight for years after WWII ended. I hadn't realised just how long their struggle had continued, and the exhibits clearly illustrate the desire to retain identity and fight oppression. Sobering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a part of history in Lithuania. They show all Soviet's action from 1930 till 1991. Full history of all. Struggle, pain, executions, methods. The most interesting part of the building is the prison in the basement. Amazing tour. So many info for one day. If you have a day extra spend it here. Is not expensive €4 only. The... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to know real history of Lithuania and the terror during Soviet times, this museum is on the top of the list. However keep in mind that you might loose your good mood after this visit, just because the history is really terrifying in the bad way

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned so much from this museum. Knew nothing about the country's history when I entered, and learned not only about the people's post-war history but about the KGB's operations there as well. I am not usually a 'museum-visitor' when I travel but I made the exception in this case and was very impressed. Good mix of information and objects on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum symbolizes the 50 year Soviet Occupation We had a great guide Sorry I don't remember his name But he is now a high school teacher and his father was kept prisoner for a while in this prison. The museum has the orignal spying equipments aids You are also able to see the cold damp and narrow cells

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very detailed account of treatment of those imprisoned and the suffering they endured. Good historical account but very sobering to know that this wasn't a long time ago but even as recent as 40 years ago.

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