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The Museum of Genocide Victims

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Phone No.: +370 5 249 8156
Email: muziejus@genocid.lt
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Opening Hours: III–VI: 10.00–18.00, VII: 10.00–17.00
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The Museum of Genocide Victims was established in the end of 1992. It is unique for the place where it was established – Soviet security institutions (KGB) operated in the building for almost 50 years. Lithuanians consider the house to be the symbol of the Soviet occupation, which makes the fact that the museum was established here even more important. Visitors get introduced to the tragic period of the nations history of the 20th century – loosing independence, brutal behaviour of the Soviet government, and determined nation‘s fight for freedom.

The Museum of Genocide Victims is located in the Auku Street, next to the Lukiskiu Square, where in 1863 – 1964 the participants of the rebelion were killed. The gallows were built in the current Auku Street. These were used to hang some of the rebels.

The building itself is a historical monument, so the previous layout, authentic interior and it‘s parts were left as they were, when the expositions were prepared.

At the very beginning when the museum was officially opened, the visitors were only allowed to the previous KGB prison (cells, punishment cells, walking yards), which was built in the cellar in 1940. Later on the museum expositions‘s project was prepared, and the first one was exhibited in 2000. This exposition introduces the visitors to the executions implemented in the 1940s-1960s. The next exposition was opened in the end of 2004, and is dedicated to the partisan war (1944 – 1953), exposition of 2006 – to imprisoning in gulag (1944 – 1953), deportations (1944 – 1953), KGB activities (1954 – 1991). Exposition about the anti-soviet resistance in 1954 – 1991 was opened in 2007.

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