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Ninth Fort, Kaunas

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Originally constructed as part of the Kaunas Fortress, Ninth Fort now serves as a museum dedicated to the atrocities committed here during the Soviet and Nazi occupations, and to its past role as an important stronghold. The building of the fort began in 1902 and was not completed until the night before the outbreak of World War I. Throughout the Soviet period of 1940 to 1941, the fort was used to house political prisoners before shipping them off to Siberia. During the Holocaust, it served as a place of mass murder, with over 30,000 Jews and 10,000 foreigners being executed here, in what came to be known as the Kaunas Massacre. Visit the memorial located on the grounds and pay your respects to the victims who died here. Learn more about the events that took place in the fort through the museum exhibits, displaying artifacts and historical records. To visit Ninth Fort on your holiday in Kaunas, and find out what else Kaunas has to offer, use our Kaunas.
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  • A part of history that has never been presented to us. Had a guided tour at first, which was great. We then mad our way round on our own. Very moving to be here. Incredible piece of history which... 
    A part of history that has never been presented to us. Had a guided tour at first, which was great. We then mad our way round on our own. Very moving to be here. Incredible piece of history which...  more »
  • Even though the main exhibition building is close, the staff moved part of the exhibits to the fort itself until the new building will complete renovations. It is an amazing and well presented... 
    Even though the main exhibition building is close, the staff moved part of the exhibits to the fort itself until the new building will complete renovations. It is an amazing and well presented...  more »

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