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Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum

Pamenkalnio 12, Vilnius 2001, Lithuania
370-5-2127083
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Ranked #16 of 97 attractions in Vilnius
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Located in two different buildings, this museum has permanent displays depicting Lithuanian Jewish history and culture as well as artifacts from the... more » Owner description: Located in two different buildings, this museum has permanent displays depicting Lithuanian Jewish history and culture as well as artifacts from the Holocaust. « less
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Groton, MA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is same as green house. The name needs to be simplified and consolidated. It is very hard to find, even with a city map, and locals do not seem to know it exists. I asked 12 people without success, and two were taxi drivers. Don't let that difficulty stop you, find it and go, very interesting museum. http://lithuaniabobbi.blogspot.com/2014/06/vilnius-holocaust-museum.html

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Crete, Nebraska
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Like the Genocide museum, this museum provides a lot of information in English and gives a very detailed history of the Jewish experience in WW2.

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North Wales
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This place makes you keep asking 'Why?'. It's so important no-one ever forgets what happened. Hopefully this place makes sure this will never happen.

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
10 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

A small but very touching museum.Lots of interesting facts and stories to read.The film/hideout exhibit is very harrowing.Quite difficult to find-up a side street off the main road.The turning is opposite a row of bridal shops and the museum itself is in a green log cabin.About 7lts pp entry.

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London
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

On the top floor a wonderful exhibits of paintings and figures made two hundred years ago fascinating as well as a few items that were saved when the Synagogue was burnt down. Then on the second floor survival stories of many children which is a must and of course never to forget the people who risked their lives to hid... More

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Wakefield, MA
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175 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

As I had read, this museum was a bit hard to find, but worth the effort. You cannot see it from the main street. The small street that it is on looks more like an alley. If you go up that little street it is on the right side and is set back a bit. Just before the street there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The newer Vilna Gaon Jewish museum is also called the "Centre for Tolerence". Very informative. The large Children's Shoah (Holocaust) memorial is probably the most professional and moving that I've seen (and I've visited quite a few). Some interesting pieces of Judaica and an art exhibition too. The second part of the museum is the "Green House" and all the... More

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Netherlands, Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We visited this little museum after reading the Tripadvisor reviews. It is very informative and saddening, but a story we must keep remembering.

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Odense, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This little museum is nothing sparky, loud or fancy. It is extremely informative on the history of Vilnius Jews and their genocide by the Nazis. The museum is placed approx 50 metres away from the street, even though the city map makes it look like right by the street.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

240,000 Jews were massacred in Lithuania during World War II and anti-Semitism is still alive and well in this country. Vilnius had, at one time, many fine Jewish schools, numerous libraries, outstanding literature, and a flourishing theatre scene, not to mention more than 100 synagogues and six daily Jewish newspapers. Heartbreaking.

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