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Ninth Fort, Kaunas

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Originally constructed as part of the Kaunas Fortress, Ninth Fort now serves as a museum dedicated to the atrocities committed here during the Soviet and Nazi occupations, and to its past role as an important stronghold. The building of the fort began in 1902 and was not completed until the night before the outbreak of World War I. Throughout the Soviet period of 1940 to 1941, the fort was used to house political prisoners before shipping them off to Siberia. During the Holocaust, it served as a place of mass murder, with over 30,000 Jews and 10,000 foreigners being executed here, in what came to be known as the Kaunas Massacre. Visit the memorial located on the grounds and pay your respects to the victims who died here. Learn more about the events that took place in the fort through the museum exhibits, displaying artifacts and historical records. To visit Ninth Fort and get the most from your holiday in Kaunas, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kaunas trip generator.
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  • Who is in Kaunas, have to look at this beautiful Museum. It clearly shows the dark side of the story and it was prepared very vividly!
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  • A fortress built by the Russians and it was transormada by the nazis in a concentration camp where they exterminated much of the population of the city Jewish, there is a Museum of the Holocaust.
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  • Everyone should visit and get to know what happened in that place. The museum and nature around is absolutely amazing.  more »