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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Having visited many of the holocaust museums /sites I felt drawn to visiting this museum. Very small and focussing on the fate of the Jews of Vilnius / Lithuania it was different to the other places and worth a visit in its own right. It is interesting that he people of Lithuania appear to have helped the Nazis and also... More
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