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. Take a look at our Vilnius trip planner to schedule your visit to Ponary cmentarz and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I had been to Paneriai museum ages ago, so revisited it again recently. This time I took a bus to Paneriai. Google maps will lead You, and it is a good walk from the last bus-stop. There is a beautifu...  more »
  • Please ignore the poor reviews unless you are looking for a Disney version of the holocaust. It is somber(sic) because a 100,000 people were shot here. The memorials are all in Lithuaninan but there a...  more »
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  • incredible. beautiful scenery despite the heaviness of what occurred there. very moving.
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