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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  • We got to the place before noon was quiet, sad, hard to believe that such a terrible disaster happened to Lithuanian Jewry. We're not going to forget the sequel.
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  • Walking through the forest with my family, 3rd and 4th generation of holocaust survivors, looking at the murder pits, seeing our shadows against the pit, all while hearing the trains whistle in the ba...  more »
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  • incredible. beautiful scenery despite the heaviness of what occurred there. very moving.
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