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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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Address: Auku g. 2A, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania
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+370 5 249 6264
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$42.15*
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Small Group Tour of Soviet Stories in Vilnius Including Food Tasting and Beer
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Very useful visit to refresh the memory of our recent history. Seems centuries ago but it has been only few decades ago.

Reviewed January 2, 2016
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Treviso, Italy
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Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Very useful visit to refresh the memory of our recent history. Seems centuries ago but it has been only few decades ago.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2016

This museum is really important, and the best I have seen to capture the sense of fear that people had. It also has explanations in English, so is easy to understand. While the title suggests that it is the Genocide of Lithuania, the museum also makes reference to modern examples of terror. It looks at the purges of intellectuals, freedom... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed December 31, 2015

The visit in the underground prison was shoking experience. Everything is documented in English so everyone can understand. It's a shame that all you can read is about suffering of the Lithuanian people from communists, but the part that many Lithuanian collaborated with nazis and were participating in killing of Russians and Jews is somehow not mentioned. 94% of Jewish... More 

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Nantes, France
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

The first part describes -from a nationalist Lithanian perspective- the fight against occupants during the 20th century. An excellent history lesson to take with a pinch of salt, though. The basement visit concerns KGB prisonner cells and the execution room. Everybody suffering from nostalgia of the bad old days of the USSR should visit.

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NI
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Reviewed December 24, 2015

If you like history and want to know more about the history of Vilnius and Lithuania then you can find it here. It is more of the dark side of what has happened over the years, but it is very interesting and worth a visit. A few things if you are visiting - the door is around the corner and... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed December 22, 2015

There are many "resistance" museums in Eastern Europe. Warsaw's is the most spectacular, Prague's is the lightest and Riga's the darkest and saddest. If you are in Vilnius, you should definitely check this out, since it shows how Lithuanians were brave against occupation.

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Reviewed December 22, 2015

It almost embarrassed that you can not be bothered to read all the text about the fates presented. There is a lot to take in.This is the place where you want to whisper instead of talking as the gruesome reality of the past exhibited over a few floors is almost too hard to handle.For Lithuanians, the KGB Museum symbolises the... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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Reviewed December 17, 2015

Just on big eye-opening experience. Guided tour with headphones was good and you got good information from the tape.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is very nice and informative museum. Totally worth to visit for any age visitors who want to get better KGB history and how soviets used to deal with innocent people. Definitely every Lithuanian MUST visit this place in order to get closer to their history and roots. Also everyone else can visit as part of USSR understanding, how Cold... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

What is now the KGB Museum / Genocide Victim's Museum is located in the actual building that the KGB/NKVD used as their headquarters during the Soviet Union's 50 year occupation of Lithuania. The ground floor and 1st floor contain many displays and the actual equipment used by the KGB for their activities. There are also displays explaining the Lithuania Partisan... More 

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