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KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus)

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Address: Auku g. 2A, Vilnius 01113, Lithuania
Phone Number: +370 5 249 6264
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Good place for one visit.

It's a part of history in Lithuania. They show all Soviet's action from 1930 till 1991. Full history of all. Struggle, pain, executions, methods. The most interesting part of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Paralimni, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a part of history in Lithuania. They show all Soviet's action from 1930 till 1991. Full history of all. Struggle, pain, executions, methods. The most interesting part of the building is the prison in the basement. Amazing tour. So many info for one day. If you have a day extra spend it here. Is not expensive €4 only. The... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to know real history of Lithuania and the terror during Soviet times, this museum is on the top of the list. However keep in mind that you might loose your good mood after this visit, just because the history is really terrifying in the bad way

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Learned so much from this museum. Knew nothing about the country's history when I entered, and learned not only about the people's post-war history but about the KGB's operations there as well. I am not usually a 'museum-visitor' when I travel but I made the exception in this case and was very impressed. Good mix of information and objects on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum symbolizes the 50 year Soviet Occupation We had a great guide Sorry I don't remember his name But he is now a high school teacher and his father was kept prisoner for a while in this prison. The museum has the orignal spying equipments aids You are also able to see the cold damp and narrow cells

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very detailed account of treatment of those imprisoned and the suffering they endured. Good historical account but very sobering to know that this wasn't a long time ago but even as recent as 40 years ago.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The amazing and shocking story of what went on behind the walls of this impressive but normal looking building. Basically it's the cells with descriptive panels, photographs, documents and furniture to illustrate the story. Plus the execution chamber where 1000 dissidents were shot for a variety of political crimes seen as against the communist state.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside, you guide through the chronology of events before and during this era. This exhibit is unbelievably thorough. To be completely honest, a little too thorough. There is an epic amount of information presented via text, that you cannot help but miss a sizable chunk of facts. For example, I almost missed these holiday postcards that prisoners in Siberia were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum stands as a reminder of the past of the Baltic States. I would recommend this for anyone who is interested in the history of Lithuania; I would not recommend it for kids (even those who are interested) due to the fact that most of the main exhibit relied on excessive amounts of reading.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have grandparents from the Baltic states, and this museum hit close to home. More so than Auschwitz, because it was just as peaceful but more telling. Maybe not as crowded and overwhelming. In the basement there's a KGB prison, the cells left intact. The ice isolation cell was particularly chilling. Not to mention the execution chamber with bullet holes... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The stories this museum tells are worth listening to. The museum covers the oppression of the people of Lithuania and the resistance movements in the period from just before the Sovjet Union took control of Lithuania in 1940, though German occupation and re-invasion by the Sovjets, until Lithuania became independent in 1991. The names of this museum are however misleading.... More 

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