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Kerry Kubilius

Vilnius' KGB Prison Museum

By October 28, 2012

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Vilnius KGB Museum

The Vilnius KGB Museum is three floors of exhibitions that tell the story of political prisoners, Lithuanian resistance, and deportees. This well-organized museum is English-language-friendly and, while the topic matter is tragic, those who visit this museum will come away with a better understanding of Soviet oppression of the last century. The grisliest part of the museum lies in its basement, where prison cells, interrogation and torture rooms, and an execution chamber are preserved. The upper floors exhibit photographs and artifacts of the KGB operations in Lithuania, the so-called Forest Brothers resistance fighters, and Lithuanians' experience of exile to Siberia.

KGB Museum photo credit: Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com

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