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Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum

Pamenkalnio 12, Vilnius 2001, Lithuania
370-5-2127083
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Ranked #17 of 99 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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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a small museum but has a lot to offer. There is beautiful artwork by Lithuanian Jews, remnants of synagogues long gone, and a lot of history about Jews in general, and their history (and elimination during WWII) in Lithuania.

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Groton, MA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
82 helpful votes 82 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
263 helpful votes 263 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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178 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 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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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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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