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Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum

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Address: Pamenkalnio 12, Vilnius 2001, Lithuania
Phone Number: 370-5-2127083
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Located in two different buildings, this museum has permanent displays...

Located in two different buildings, this museum has permanent displays depicting Lithuanian Jewish history and culture as well as artifacts from the Holocaust.

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An absolute must when visiting Vilnius. Truly moving and thought provoking. Give it half a day to read and digest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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london
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute must when visiting Vilnius. Truly moving and thought provoking. Give it half a day to read and digest.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum may not be big and shiny, but the small rooms are full of detailed information, records and testimonials. It may not be a fun visit, but it's a part of Lithuania's recent history that you should really examine if you're visiting to understand more about the country.

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Thank occhiolist
Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only visited the small green building, which focusses on the Holocaust, and as others have mentioned it is hard to find and quite poorly signed. At No 14 on the main street turn up the small opening, and walk up the sides of the building and across the parking area. You should now see the small green hut housing... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 525 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

In early December,I visited this museum emphasizing the history of Jewish people in Vilnius and Lithuania.Vilnius,prior to the Shoah was the Jerusalem of Europe.This city was the home of great Jewish scholars such as;Rabbi Eliajayu(famouis Talmudist),Vilna Gaon,and in more recent times poet,Hirsch Glick,composer of the Partisan's song.Other famous Litvak Jewish people were;Jascha Heifetz,Chaim Soutine,Max Band(painter)and Neemiya Arbiter-Blatas(painter).At this museum,I also... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The Museum of tolerance is a part of Vilna Gaon museum and I liked it most 'cause it doesn't talk about holokaust but jewish life during centuries there. Vilnius was mostly jewish between the wars. The museum shows some of it artefactes but the panels are very educative and picturable.

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Thank marijansesvete
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The Vilna Gaon Museum is on the corner of Naugaduko and Aguonu streets (2 blocks NE of where its shown on the tourist map!). open most day 10-5 - the surviving childrens' testimony room deserves a few hours. read the testimonies in the many pull out sections and read the poem - 'girl returns to the ghetto to fetch her... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

There are three parts to the Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum in Vilnius. The picture associated with this listing is actually the smallest, and hard to find to boot. The little green building houses the Holocaust Exhibition, "Malina." Here you will find exhibits and information pertaining to the destruction of Lithuanian Jewry during the Shoah, including the usual photos and... More 

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Sursee, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I'm never sure what to say about places like this. Interesting for sure. Lots of history in a small space. If you are interested in Jewish history, or just history, then you cannot miss this.

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Sunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Small but interesting museum on the history of Lithuanian Jewish Community, exhibits are well presented

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a small museum featuring the holocaust in Vilnius. You can read a lot about the 1941 extermination of the Jews by the Germans and Lithuanians. If was informative but mostly by reading. Some pictures too. Not good for a young child.

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