The neighborhood of Ponary cmentarz was the site of horrific mass killings during World War II. Today, memorials and a small museum mark where approximately 100,000 people, over half of whom were Jews, were murdered and buried by Nazis and Lithuanian collaborators. In the Soviet-era museum, visitors can learn more about the executions and witness artifacts and photos from the events. As you might expect, there are a number of graphic exhibits on display, so the museum is not recommended for children. Take a look at our Vilnius trip planner to schedule your visit to Ponary cmentarz and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours To Ponary cmentarz
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Duration: 5 hours
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Ponary cmentarz Reviews
We got here together with a guided group we joined for this occasion. Half an hour from our hotel. This place is really impressive. Total silence, no any noise but the wind. Important to be here. more »
We must never forget. The visit makes you realise the enormity of the holocaust. There is a small museum and the numbered plinths around the site really bring it home. It's well worth a visit. more »
incredible. beautiful scenery despite the heaviness of what occurred there. very moving.
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