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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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  • The paneriai forest is very beautiful, small, but very quaint and easily accessible from the city center via train or bus. The memorial park has a small but very informative museum (tip-watch the vide...  more »
  • Memorial to the mass grave of tens of thousands of mostly Jewish victims of the Holocaust. A somber but necessary visit. Also site of the tunnel through which 80 prisoners, assigned to burn the victim...  more »
  • About a 10 minute train ride, then a 10 minute walk. We happened to see a documentary made just a year earlier about searching for the tunnel the 80 Jewish prisoners dug. 12 survived the escape. The s...  more »