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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

Auku str. 2A, Vilnius LT-01113, Lithuania
(+370 ~ 5) 249 62 64
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Ranked #6 of 99 Attractions in Vilnius
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: The KGB Geoncide Museum consists of the prison in the basement, and exhibitions on the other floors. One exhibition is about the Lithuanian partizan... more »
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Saltsjöbaden, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A extremely interesting museum about Lithuanias moder history, good pedagocical displays in a modern way. A "must" visit in Vilnius.

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Helotes, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Why do people do these horrible things to each other?? It was interesting but I left feeling sad. The museum is a good reminder of what was done to people in the past to give us a dose of reality

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As someone whose father was a POW in WWII, I have a bit of fascination with anything to do with war and a need to know how those who lived through war were affected. This museum details the atrocities inflicted on the Lithuanian people, before, during and after WW2. I can't say it was an enjoyable experience, but it is... More

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San Francisco,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Few foreigners probably know the full story of Lithuania's history under occupation. Whether under the Nazi's or the Soviets, it has truly been very traumatic. There is where to go to get the broad picture of how the country survived. The exhibits are in Lithuanian and English, and the encompass the first and second floors of this former KGB building.... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had not appreciated until this visit how Lithuanians, and other East European citizens, suffered at the hands of the Soviets who were clearly just as cruel as Nazi Germany !! A very interesting exhibition demonstrating what occurred in the 50 years of occupation after WW2. Well worth a visit.

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Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A very interesting place to see the history of CCCP-Lithuania and what a communist regime did to their inhabitants. You can see everything in the former HQ of the KGB in Vilnius. There is also a very interesting exhibition which explains the history og the KGB in Lithuania. The museum is definitely worth a visit!

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you ever make the mistake of equating KGB with the movies portrayal of spy v. spy, international espionage, romance and intrigue, this museum will correct you. In memorial to victims not only of systemic genocide, but to the victims of KGB torture, terror, systemic harassment, oppression and elimination of any person not only who opposed Soviet occupation, but any... More

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Charlotte, NC, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I found it very educational. I had no idea that the Lithuanians suffered so much at the hands of the Nazis and later the Soviets. Some of the sights in this museum are difficult to view.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We managed to visit for an hour before the museum at closed at 6pm. To be honest an hour was enough. We spent that time in the basement in the cells, ultimately used by the KGB but previously by other regimes. Vilnius was our last stop on a tour of the Baltic Republics and I'd been to the the Museum... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This museum is in the actual KGB interrogation, torture and execution facility in Vilnius. It is a somewhat chilling exposition of what the Soviet rule was like in this country.

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