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“Concentration camp”
Review of Ninth Fort

Ninth Fort
Ranked #1 of 95 things to do in Kaunas
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Impressive fortress with many thousands of metres of tunnels, used as a concentration camp in the Second World War. Many Jewish people were shot here as well as French.

There is an extremely impressive sculpture built as a commemoration to all those who died at the camp

The tickets are very good value, cost just over eight euros for the four of us, and there is an interesting museum to start off with. If you actually want to look at the fortress you have to hire a guide but again this was included in the price for us and he was very good, good English and was informative.

2  Thank Teubs
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

There is a lot here. Be ready to spend a lot of time here if you want to see everything. I went on a tour and it took a long time (I forgot to check the time but I think it was around two hours), and we still didn't have time to read all the signs in many parts which would have provided more information.

1  Thank AMD907
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Our guide (Olga) was very knowledgeable and gave us a great insight into how this fort came into being and it was used for many purposes (prison etc).

Thank smithythemackem
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Pretty spectacular place, but the exhibitions were centered too much on single person's histories instead of the overall view of the story and its facts. It was pretty much room after room after room with another 20 people and a few sentences of their lives.
Furthermore not all of the exhibition is translated in English which takes away a lot of the full picture.
Still a place worth to pay a visit.
Reached by bus 35 then a little short walk.

2  Thank itchyfeetdk
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I found this a very moving experience, a monument dedicated to all who were massacred by Occupation forces, What is shocking is how recently some of this occurred, Lithuania has suffered throughout history, but the atrocities committed by Nazis and KGB are so recent they make a huge impact.

Thank june102015
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