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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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Though the exhibits are a little "flat" (mostly photos and text descriptions), the subject matter is fascinating. As with most exhibitions of people's capability of doing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Though the exhibits are a little "flat" (mostly photos and text descriptions), the subject matter is fascinating. As with most exhibitions of people's capability of doing horrible things to other people, you can't help but be moved. The restoration of the former KGB building to show what some of the old prison cells looked like was the highlight. Definitely worth... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must to understand the spirit of Lithuania. To see that Lithuanians were not nazi-collaborators but just a nation yearning for freedom and sovereignity. To understand the perfidity of perverted stalinistic minds. And to admire the bravenes of lithuanian partizans who were fighting the mighty soviet occupators even after the WW II was long over... Although most... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A guided tour for 15 EUR was one of the most interesting I have ever had. The guide not only showed all the exhibits, but told a lot about the history of soviet times of the country

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great experience. Worth a visit especially for just 2 euros entry. Unforgettable experience for all ages

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Oulu, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The museum is very cheap, the price for students ticket is only 1-2€. A lot of information and pictures in total of 3 floors. You could see the old cells and equipments. In the winter time it its quite cold inside. This museum have good opening hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The museum is excellent and the history of the genocide in Lithuania reminds us of why we need to make sure this doesn't happen again. The jail cells, tales of the thousands who died and the extermination room in particular are harrowing. Shocking but well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When I arrived to Vilnius I was really surprised to see that no Lithuanians are acctually smiling. I have never seen so many gloomy faces at one place before. And after visiting this museum I think I see the reason why many people still don't smile. The museum itself is complex and the best part - and most shocking for... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A slightly different experience. With photos and a wide variety of articles it gave a very frank and informative description of life during the Soviet occupation. You can't fail to be affected by the chilling atmosphere of the basement cells. Perhaps not for the faint-hearted.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Definitely wortha visit. Thought provoking and very informative. Unbelievable to think people were imprisoned there in such awful conditions

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Unthinkable what these people went through this is a must when you visit vilnuis to think your in the basement where hundreds were shot dead was just mind blowing.

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