A part of the History Museum of Lithuania Minor, the Museum 39/45 tells us the story of a very important and sorrowful stage of the history of the city of Klaipėda – World War II. The museum is located under an embankment in the area on the eastern curtain wall of the former Klaipėda Castle, where an explosives dump was built by Germans during the war. The museum is highly modern: the exhibit hall is equipped with 13 interactive points and there are 4 halls presenting different stages of the war era. The Klaipėda on the Eve of War Hall is the first venue in Lithuania to display documents that testify the event as well as photographs and movie chronicles of that time. The fundamental changes in the Europe of that period are shown on an original animated map. The Klaipėda Assault Hall presents the extremely tragic history of Klaipėda city and its inhabitants, and the Klaipėda after the War Hall presents an installation dedicated to commemorate the destroyed churches of the city, while the photo story reveals what Klaipėda looked like in the first days after the war and how it had changed. The last hall is the Memory Hall, which showcases a symbolic 6-meter long carriage with a glass cover filled with ordinary household or other items once owned by German soldiers or civilians from Klaipėda. The glass is covered with sand, so you will have to brush some of it away with your fingers in order to see the exhibits beneath.
Address: Priešpilio St. 2, Klaipėda
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