This is one of the several Lviv prisons used by the Nazis and Soviets to intimidate and bully the Ukrainian resistance and intelligentsia. Almost completely unrenovated, you are seeing the cells as they were. If one speaks Ukrainian (which I do not) there are quite intricate exhibits and explanations of what you're seeing. English speakers are given a more general overview which is informative but not nearly as specific or in-depth. I understand that the Ukrainian government (the former one, that is, the one recently deposed and sympathetic to the Russians) had tried to close this several times. It is not at all easy to find -- it abuts the city police building and is really only visible by the small Ukrainian flags affixed to the front of the building. Even the sign is tiny. But an important insight into a tragic history that is being changed, ignored and/or covered up. If you are interested in truth, this is a must-see.
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