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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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Address: Auku str. 2A, Vilnius LT-01113, Lithuania
Phone Number: (+370 ~ 5) 249 62 64
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The Museum is a reminder of what happens when the rights of individuals are denied by the State. This museum is one of the most moving sites in all of Lithuania, comparable with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Geneva, Illinois
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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Museum is a reminder of what happens when the rights of individuals are denied by the State. This museum is one of the most moving sites in all of Lithuania, comparable with the 9th Fort in Kaunas. Certainly not a pleasant experience but one which is necessary to help us remember.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum located in the actual KGB headquarters building. A useful and unusual view of a very painful time period. English information provided throughout the whole museum. Worth visiting.

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Carlow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Very well laid out museum depicting Lithuanian history over the years. By the guide book at the beginning so that you don't end up taking too many photos.The KGB prison is a sombre experience but interesting to experience.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and sad to think of so many years of occupation and the same cruelties inflicted on the local people first by Germans and then by Russians in the same building. Well worth a visit and the small entrance fee. The stark nature of the cells including water torture and execution really bring out the horror of it all.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The exterior of the building gives no hint of the interior. As you wander through the building, the horror of what occurred is beyond words. The brutality of that time in history chills you and makes it very hard to understand how people can treat each other so cruelly. A part of Lithuanian history that must be remembered. Seeing my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Definitely worth your time if you are interested in that sort of thing. To see everything takes no more than 2 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is history we must NEVER FORGET. It is almost impossible to understand what people can do to each other. It is not human. You can almost hear the screaming in this place. Horrible.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Over 3 floors are the brutal reprisals of former Soviet regime displayed in full. In particular is the main part in the basement devoted to the KGB disturbing in its graphical display of confinement cells and execution chambers. This place is an eye-opener to a tragic part of the Lithuanian history not too well known in the west

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It was very touching and moving experience that I had in this museum. I saw the cells were the communism enemies were tortured and bestially killed. I saw the execution wall, were you can still see the holes after the bullets, that went through the head of the innocent man. I am so glad that such a museum exist, so... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

First you start with the exhibition, which gives a lot of information and is very interesting. Then you go down to the part where the prison cells are and from there I felt a bit scared! You can really imagine how it was at that time, everything is well shown. I would definitely recommend this museum, a must when visiting... More 

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