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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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  • After reading the book "Beneath Shade of Grey" and seeing the Nova documentary about a hidden tunnel in the forest outside Vilnius, I wanted to see for myself. Before driving out to the memorial, I vi...  more »
  • Very quiet, and we were alone which highlighted the tragedy of what had occurred. You can feel that tragedy walking around. Worth visiting if only for the reminder.  more »
  • I know most people go in the summer, but we went today. It was a quiet, peaceful atmosphere, as opposed to what happened here. We need to remember so that it doesn't happen again. We were alone which ...  more »