20190703_132549 Angry tree at Vejukai sees the visitors off
20190702_160841 Chess in Palanga reading room
20190702_154655 The reading room in Palanga
20190701_210820 Smoked octopus
20190629_115040 A hole in a wall of the execution chamber
This was my second visit -- this time I took my 14-year-old along -- to the museum that was previously known as the Genocide Victims' Museum, but is now called Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights. The "Occupations" refer to the years between 1940 and 1991 when Lithuania was occupied by the Soviet Union. "Freedom Fights" refers to the 9-year-long (1944 - 1953) partisan war against the occupants.
The museum is located in the former KGB prison where the KGB jailed, interrogated, and executed dissidents and freedom fighters. The prison cells are now part of the exhibit. This is the chamber where death sentences were carried out.