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Excellent Jewish Museum in Vilnius

When we visited Vilnius in late August 2018 we visited the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. This was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Darylbrian
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Johannesburg, Michigan
Very detailed much fantastic artwork

This is an enormously detailed and fascinating exhibition detailing all aspects of Jewish life and... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
GeysirGal
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visited Vilnius in late August 2018 we visited the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. This was an excellent museum with outstanding sections on the holocaust and jewish life in Vilnius. the section with messages and recordings of jewish children from the ghetto was moving and sobering`. There was an outstanding exhibition of paintings by Samuel Bak which were some of the most memorable artworks of this type. A truly memorable and thought provoking museum.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Darylbrian, thank you very much for your kind words and for sharing your experience. We are truly glad to hear that you found our museum memorable and thought provoking. Please do visit again!

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is an enormously detailed and fascinating exhibition detailing all aspects of Jewish life and history in Lithuania. The exhibition of artwork by artist Samuel Bak was particularly interesting with much to think about.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Dear June, thank you very much for your review and kind words. We hope to see you in the museum again!

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

This museum features a lot of artwork and many scrolls with photos and explanations in Lithuanian and English. The best part is when the children tell their story of the holocaust. In the middle of that exhibit, there is a children's memorial with pictures of the children who died. Other parts of that exhibit feature the stories of children who survived and the "righteous among the nations" who saved Jewish lives.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Dear Robert, thank you very much for your visit and your review!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Interesting, accurate and comprehensive. I found it very interesting that there were no Jewish workers in the musuem.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Dear Alan,

Thank you very much for your visit and your review. Our museum's staff is diverse and some of the workers are Jews.

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Leave plenty of time. We were there for 2 hours and should have spent another hour there (although we are slow at museums). There is a special Samuel Bak exhibit that is spectacular. I did not know this artist before but he is now one of my favorites. His work has surreal style with his own symbology and his art tells of his tragic history surviving the Holocaust in its own way. There are other artists displayed as well. There is also a large historical section that has a very detailed history of the Jewish population in Lithuania. Highly recommended.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review! We hope to see you in our Museum again.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

We visited here after the 'Green Museum' on the joint, €5 ticket. A very moving museum - the testimonies of some of the few Lithuanian Jewish survivors on the top floor has so much information - and the Samuel Bak exhibition is just incredible.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Located in an imaginatively converted theatre building, all visitors should find time to visit this excellent museum which documents the Jewish experience in Vilnius. The interactive memorial dedicated to the children killed in the Holcaust is especially moving.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The Museum is being renovated but I was far from disappointed with my visit to the Tolerance Centre which was showing 2 amazing exhibitions of art, one of them of the work of Samuel Bak who escaped as a 9 year old child. His work is awesome. There is a wonderful short film of what life was like for the Jewish community pre-war which makes the point about the decimation that hit the community during the war.

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! We are truly glad that you enjoyed visiting the Museum and hope to see you here again.

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

There are few museums in Vilnius & they should make the
way easier for foreign visitors - for example a large flag at the
entrance & some form of street sign showing the way. The museum itself has very little content but a charming painting collection on the top level. Much of the museum is taken up by
a theatre/conference area.

Thank Patrick M
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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Dear Patrick,

Thank you very much for your suggestions. We were sorry to hear that the Museum was hard to find but glad that you enjoyed it nevertheless.

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Lots of written words but excellent and informative museum. Some superb and moving vintage films of pre-war Vilnius. Delighted to discover that Chagall was a Litvak (Lithuanian Jew).

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Zhivile J, Public Relations Manager at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your review!

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