Kauno IX forto muziejus

50% discount on the entrance ticket to Kaunas IX Fort Museum.

Discount applies with:

ISIC (Student card) ISIC (Scholar card)

The Ninth Fort – a defensive fortification of the Kaunas Fortress, built in 1913. After the end of World War I, the primary purpose of this object was changed, turning the fort into a prison: from 1924 to 1940, it housed a branch of the Kaunas hard labor prison; from 1940 to 1941 and from 1944 to 1948, it served as a prison and auxiliary farm of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) of the Soviet Union. During World War II, the Ninth Fort became a witness to heinous crimes against humanity when supporters of the Nazi regime murdered about 50,000 mostly Jewish people at the fort. In 1959, a museum was opened at the Ninth Fort. In 1984, a 32-meter-high monument consisting of three sculptural groups was erected near the Kaunas Ninth Fort museum in memory of the victims of Nazism.



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