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National Museum-Memorial to Victims of the Occupation Regimes "Prison on Lontskoho" in Lviv

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Lviv, Lviv region
N: 49.834564
E: 24.018942
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Tours are conducted in Ukrainian, English, Russian and Polish (by appointment) languages.


In Lviv lack strange museums, but everything else is there and "ugly" museums like the national Museum-memorial of victims of the occupation regimes «Prison on lontskoy».

This Museum is the former prison in Lviv, which was used in the 20th century as a political prison of the Polish, Soviet and Nazi officials. Since 2009 - national Museum-memorial of victims of the occupation regimes.

Funds for the memorial was provided Lviv community, the Centre of the liberation movement research and Fund Kateryna Yushchenko (160 thousand UAH).

The review is prepared point, prison cells, the office of the investigator, laboratory and other facilities of prison life. Part of the prison cells equipped in the exhibition halls. In the corridors built stands which presents the history of the building, surname part of executed prisoners and the texts of the documents that regulate stay in this prison in different periods.

In order to reconstruct the historical background of the tragic period in the history of the «prison» - the Soviet occupation in a separate hall presents reproduction of propaganda posters of that time, on the background of which sound recordings of songs like «Wide my native country». This hall shows a sharp contrast to the official propaganda, with the real life in the Soviet Union - in particular in the conditions of stay in prison».

Memorial can be visited daily from 10:00 to 17:00, and for groups of over 10 people excursions are conducted by appointment on any working day of the week.

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