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Paneriai (Ponar)

Agrastu 17, Vilnius, Lithuania
260 20 01
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“small museum” (15 reviews)
“memorial site” (4 reviews)
“mass graves” (3 reviews)
Agrastu 17, Vilnius, Lithuania
260 20 01
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Reviewed yesterday

A sombre, beautifully maintained outdoormuseum amongst the dense, lush forest 10kms West of Vilnius. Get here on the train costing just €0.60! Turn right from the train and walk 1km. Be prepared though! It isn't "easy" sharing your species of "human" with those who committed...More

Thank gizago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aproximately 100.000 jews and Lithuanians were killed here. Now there are several memorial stones. Discoverlithuania.com guide told heartbreaking stories. Worth visiting to remember what war does for people.

Thank Ulla L
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The Paneriai Memorial.. you need to put in some effort (train 10 minutes and walk 15 minutes). But the museum tells you so much about what happened there. Also there was a very kind man who told us many stories about the mass murdering that...More

1  Thank Zoë S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is the place where over 100.000 Jews were murdered by the nazis between 1941 and 1943. Particularly interesting is the small museum where we watched a most interesting video by Australia SBS about a man living in Melbourne who unbelievably managed to escape from...More

1  Thank Frog-Aus
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The history is of course horrific - 100,000 murdered here, mostly jews, by the nazis. We visited on a Sunday in August and unfortunately the small museum was closed. Oddly our small group were the only visitors, which gave us the feeling this was an...More

3  Thank simmondsi
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We stopped here on our way to Trakai and were profoundly moved by this tribute to the opposition to the Holocaust. We gained more insight and left with admiration for the people of Lithuania. It is worth an hour or more of your time.

Thank gpotvin
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We booked a private tour to Paneriai Memorial Park trough Viator, If you like the history of World War 2 this is the place to go. The Memorial Park is inside Paneriai Forest as you walk the pathway of the Memorial Park you will see...More

Thank Operanovis
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We traveled to Paneriai by train from the Vilnius Central Train Station, cost: one euro. Walked a quarter mile from where the train stopped on a paved road to Paneriai, viewed the monuments to the victims of the Holocaust, visited the killing pits with the...More

2  Thank zogmeister
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Ponerai Forest is one of those sites that you wish deep down that you would never need to visit, unless you are from the same generation of the thousands of nameless victims who were consigned to a terrifying early mass grave at the hands of...More

1  Thank eilonglen
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I visited this somber site after watching the Nova documentary about it and doing some additional historical research, which made the visit even more moving. The beauty of the forest and sunshine belied the horrors that occurred here. The museum is small but powerful and...More

3  Thank AblaAmina
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Response from redskifreak | Reviewed this property |
To get to the death camp: get the train from Vilnius to Paneriai (a small station attached to a small village). When you get off the train, stay the same side of the railway as you arrived on, and there is a small road... More