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“Surprisingly well put together”

Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Ranked #2 of 158 things to do in Minsk
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Germany
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219 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Surprisingly well put together”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Usually this type of museums are all about posters with too much writing in Russian only and a few obscure artefacs. Here care have been taken to create informative displays which can be understod without any knowledge of the language. The museum will soon move out of the center to a newly built location on the presidential highway.

Visited October 2013
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Saskatoon
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Eye Opening!!”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

From a Canadian view, we are somewhat sheltered visually from the horrific events surrounding this part of our history. This was a huge eye opener (at first visually). An after mentally, regarding the actual events of this era. Very graphic but a must see for a true understanding and appreciation of the dedication of so many.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Interesting attraction”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Dispite no english explains I found this museum to be quite interesting. A lot of the exhibits were self explanatory and definately worth an hour or two.

They also have free toilets available which is a bonus.

Visited August 2013
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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not in english”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Very cheap entrance fee but for non Russian speaker its only possible to look at the things and its hatd to understand. Still, its worth visiting!

Visited April 2013
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Leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Affecting”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a museum that should be seen. It shows how terrible it was for countries who were invaded by the Germans and had them on their soil. Most affecting are the photos, clearly taken by the Germans, of partisana and Jews being murdered by smiling Germans. The terror that the people of Belarus suffered at the hands of the invaders is starkly displayed. Would be better if there were captions in English, but much of what's on display speaks for itself.

Visited March 2013
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