Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, Minsk

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Learn about local anti-fascist and partisan activity, Belarusians in the Red Army, and the history of the Auschwitz death camp at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. The museum opened shortly after the liberation of Minsk from the Nazi invaders on October 25, 1944. The site features 24 exhibit halls and houses more than 142,000 items in its collection. You'll see the weapons of soldiers and partisans, partisan handwritten journals, documents, photos, army leaflets, government awards, and personal belongings of soldiers. This was the first museum in the world to address the subject of World War II. Put Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War into our Minsk tour itinerary tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Minsk.
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  • Absolutely fantastic museum that apart from the local languages is very well explained in English. It takes you back to the very start of World War II and then the invasion by Nazi Germany, followed b...  more »
  • Been to WW2 museums in Moscow, Kiev, and now Minsk. This museum is the best maintained of them all and had an amazing collection of artifacts with personal stories connected to many. Highly recommend ...  more »
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  • This is very nice place. It is a lot of models of historical vehicles in this museum. Also it is a lot of models of any kind of military things. It was very exciting time while I visited this place. I spent a couple hours for exploring this museum. This is very nice atmosphere in this place and very good personal who work there. Thank you guys for this opportunity to dive back in the history of our grandparents and how they did this victory for their grandchildren.
  • Wonderful museum; nicely laid out in chronological order. Full of personal artifacts that show individual contributions and sacrifice. Unique opportunity to get very close to equipment that you only see on film or photos. This is a must see for anyone interested in WW2 history.
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