KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), Vilnius

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Housed in the former headquarters of the Soviet Union's notorious security service, KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) documents the tactics of the secret police and memorializes the victims. Though Lithuania was a part of the USSR until its independence in 1990, its forcible incorporation into the country in 1940 led to a great deal of resentment and resistance against Russia. Visit the museum to see a multitude of exhibits displaying personal items of victims of the 50-year occupation who were killed in this very building. Don't miss the prison here, where many of the most ghastly abuses were carried out. Keep in mind that, due to the brutal subject matter, the museum may not be suitable for young children. Plan your visit to KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Vilnius day trip planner.
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  • Large museum with lots to see. Good descriptions of how the building and rooms were used and lots of rooms to explore. Educational to further understand the horrific treatment of persecuted individual...  more »
  • Very impressed with what we have seen we have with a great appreciation for the notion of FREEDOM leave this museum witness the pictures below. Choose for yourself whether the emotional is a responsible choice? Anyone who does not want to close his eyes for this past should definitely visit this Museum.
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  • Very thought provoking. Amazing how humans can make fellow humans suffer for political views. The question is, are current governments in the world subjecting suspects and opponents of their political views to almost identical treatment and will future generations be able to view details as we have here?
  • Thought provoking place that depicts Lithuania's history and occupation by Russia and Germany. You can visit the prison cells where political and perceived anti soviets were imprisoned and executed. Sobering and reflective memorial museum
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