Ponary cmentarz, Vilnius

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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. Plan your Ponary cmentarz visit and explore what else you can see and do in Vilnius using our Vilnius tour planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    We traveled to Paneriai by train from the Vilnius Central Train Station, cost: one euro. Walked a quarter mile from where the train stopped on a paved road to Paneriai, viewed the monuments to the vic...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Ponerai Forest is one of those sites that you wish deep down that you would never need to visit, unless you are from the same generation of the thousands of nameless victims who were consigned to a te...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    I visited this somber site after watching the Nova documentary about it and doing some additional historical research, which made the visit even more moving. The beauty of the forest and sunshine beli...  more »

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