The former headquarters of both the NKVD/KGB and the Gestapo is today home to this often controversial museum dedicated almost exclusively to the memory of Lithuanian suffering under Soviet occupation with a passing—and some would say begrudging— nod to what the Nazis and their Lithuanian accomplices got up to in the country between 1941 and 1944. A must-see for anyone with an interest in how states can transform into criminal organisations, among the catalogue of horrors on display are grainy black and white photographs of atrocities and several cells in the basement where torture and a bullet in the back of the head were once an everyday occurrence in this part of the world.
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City centre location
Open 10:00 - 18:00, Sun 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon, Tue.