About a 10 minute train ride, then a 10 minute walk. We happened to see a documentary made just a year earlier about searching for the tunnel the 80 Jewish prisoners dug. 12 survived the escape. The small museum there was staffed by a very pleasant man who was eager to tell us stories about Paneriai. Most of the stories... 更多
The reality of the horrors of the holocaust are not easy to see but it is important to understand the history of that time and what happened to the Jews and others. These killing fields - in the middle of a beautiful forest - are now a place to visit and to remember, and to never let something similar happen... 更多
In this part of the world one sometimes feels that one is constantly walking on the remains of the persecuted. Here at Ponar the contrast between what could seem like a pleasant walk through a sunlit forest trail and the knowledge of the barbaric acts that occurred here is totally upsetting. The memorials and small museum help to tell the... 更多
This is the forest setting where hundreds of Jews from Vilnius were walked to and then shot in the pits by the Nazis in WW2. The pits still remain. There are many memorials scattered around. It is hard to believe how such a beautiful, peaceful setting could have been the place of so much suffering. A place for quiet reflection... 更多
After reading the book "Beneath Shade of Grey" and seeing the Nova documentary about a hidden tunnel in the forest outside Vilnius, I wanted to see for myself. Before driving out to the memorial, I visited the remains of the ghetto in Vilnius. Very little evidence remains of the Jewish population in Lithuania after world war 2. This memorial is... 更多
Very quiet, and we were alone which highlighted the tragedy of what had occurred. You can feel that tragedy walking around. Worth visiting if only for the reminder.
I know most people go in the summer, but we went today. It was a quiet, peaceful atmosphere, as opposed to what happened here. We need to remember so that it doesn't happen again. We were alone which made it more memorable.
We drove about 17km from Vilnius to the car park. It has space for several cars but only one other there. The museum was closed on our visit but through the shutter we could read the explanation in English. We then walked the paths to each of the pits used for the atrocities and saw the many memorials erected. It... 更多
This memorial is on the site where up to 100,000 people were murdered during World War Two. There's a small museum which contains very good background information, eye witness accounts and some film. There are several memorials to see around the site and it is set in some nice woodland. I found it very moving and I was really glad... 更多