In June 1941 (during the occupation of Lithuania by Nazi Germany), in the region was pursued a very active anti-Jewish policy. During the massacres, the Nazi authorities decided to use the surviving Jews for hard work. To fulfill this goal, ghettos were created in Vilnius, Siauliai and Kaunas. On this excursion we will get acquainted with the life of the Kaunas ghetto from the inside – we will see how the ghetto was arranged, what everyday life was like, and we will feel the power of the desire to survive.
Language: Lithuanian, English.
Duration: about 2 hours.
Meeting point: st. A. Kriščiukaičio 21, Vilijampolė, Kaunas.
Number of participants: from 1 to 50 people.
From 12 years old.
Price: 10 € for an adult, 7 € for a pensioner or a child.
Prices for groups from 10 people.
Brief information about the guide: I am Deimantas, I live in Kaunas and have been working in the tourism sector for five years. In 2016 I received my Master’s degree in Lithuanian history, and in 2018 I got a tour guide license. Since the spring of 2020, I have been additionally working as a teacher. For all the time I worked as a guide, I have conducted more than 2000 excursions of various topics. The experience gained allows me to feel the mood and maintain a dialogue with tourists of any age.
Other excursions: Operation Hawk; Kaunas Fortress; “History of the IX Fort”; Life in a Lithuanian Suburb: Vilijampolė 1918-1940; “Holocaust in Kaunas”; “The city of Panevezys: from the origins to the present day”; “History of the Ariogala Region”.