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“the beauty of the site belies the horror”
Review of Ninth Fort

Ninth Fort
Ranked #2 of 92 things to do in Kaunas
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

Visited this because my wife and I had driven to Kaunas but until then I did not know it existed. It is another of the twentieth century sites of unimaginable horror. Excellent depiction of the tortured faces of the inmates in paintings in the Museum which really is hard hitting but an excellent reminder of the inhumanity experienced by fellow humans at the hands of both Nazis and Communists. A huge site worth visiting with the prison that held so many people a must see and the killing field of 30000 a poignant reminder of horrors perpetrated by totalitarian regimes in the C20th Jews. Everybody should visit this site. An enormous wooden sculpture that soars from the hillside commemorates all the victims of terror and is breathtaking in its power.

1  Thank warra69
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

First of all, I want to thank to helpful, understanding people who work in this museum. It is nice to know that these people try to help you and do it even they don't have to. Speaking about this place, it reminds me of Auschwitz. In authentic environment where people suffered you can feel history in the present as real as it was. This place full of things, pictures, marks and stories reminds you how much people can be crual to each others. After visiting Kaunas Ninth Fort you feeling sad, upset about what was happened between those walls. But in my opinion, everybody should see places like this and feel they aura. Cuz places like this, teach us a lesson that this kind of history should never be repeated again.
Strong place!

1  Thank Kristina K
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Big place to visit. Near Kauņas city. 10-15 minutes ride by car from old city. Best to visit in summer.

1  Thank Henry F
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

As a Lithuanian I always wanted to visit this place. Was afraid of the emotions, but finally did that.
It has tones of history inside it and honestly, every page that I red, every picture that I saw there gave me shivers.
It is not a happy place, but a very important one for many people.

Worth of seeing and getting to know the big part of the country's history.

1  Thank Eglė M
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Reviewed November 1, 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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