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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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  • A great museum that shows a great peace of history after the horrible war crimes that had been done.  more »
  • The monument is very impressive, the exhibition very interesting and comprehensive and the guided tours are also great. Bit outside of town but well worth travelling over there for it. I travelled fro...  more »
  • Our Road Scholar group was able only to see the monument and the exterior of the fort on a Sunday afternoon. It was a sobering experience to be where so many have been killed.  more »