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Address: Pamenkalnio g. 12, Vilnius 01114, Lithuania
Phone Number: +370 5 212 7083
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Located in two different buildings, this museum has permanent displays...

Located in two different buildings, this museum has permanent displays depicting Lithuanian Jewish history and culture as well as artifacts from the Holocaust.

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Great museum!

Before WWII, Jews comprised of nearly 45% of Vilnius’ total population. The war wiped out 90% of this number with over 75,000 lives taken. Today, a mere 5% of the population is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before WWII, Jews comprised of nearly 45% of Vilnius’ total population. The war wiped out 90% of this number with over 75,000 lives taken. Today, a mere 5% of the population is Jewish. Maybe it is this massive and tragic reduction that explains the quaintness of the museum memorializing this time in history. Or maybe it’s the recency effect of... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Although this museum is not easy to find and not signposted very well it is a must, An eye opener to the atrocities which occurred. Do not miss it, but beware it will bring you to tears. Not a bad thing!

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visit the Jewish Museum nearby the hotel. Much more information on the WWII extermination of Jews from Vilnius & the history so no one ever forgets

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

In a shabby shack is housed what is called the Jewish Museum . Jews had a long and rich history in Vilnius until most of them were exterminated by the Germans. This is not reflected in this Museum. Exhibits are shown as if we were still in the 50's. The title Jewish State Museum demonstrates the amount of attention the... More 

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Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Part of this museum is not only the exhibition about the holocaust in the green house (address: Pamėnkalnio g. 12), but also the tolerance centre in a building where before World War II the Jewish community explored a theatre (address: Naugarduko g. 10/2. In the tolerance centre there is an exhibition of Jewish art and culture. The staff is very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I definitely recommend this museum for people interested in the Holocaust and it's tragic impact in Lithuania. The museum is located in a small building. It consists of a few rooms filled with articles, photos and books. The information is as extensive as it is heartbreaking.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We have visited other Jewish museums or historical sites before when visiting different parts of Europe, this one is small and mainly consists of photos and text about the community that existed before WW2 and then the horrors of the war period. The last room, for me, contained the most disturbing photos, it is heartbreaking to see what dreadful suffering... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Impressive Holocaust exhibit, this museum also dedicated to the historical and cultural heritage of Lithuanian Jews. There is also a Tolerance Center (it's in different location, but you can buy a combined ticket and save 1 euro) where you'll find works of sacred, modern and traditional art along with historical materials.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

So glad I went here. So much information and history. One must never forget about what was done..Worth investing a few hours of your time to see what took place .

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Nagano, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The great tragedy of the Jewish people in Vilnius. People have to see, so things like that, will not happen again. A lot of details on the exhibition.

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