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Learn about local anti-fascist and partisan activity, Belarusians in the Red Army, and the history of the Auschwitz death camp at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. The museum opened shortly after the liberation of Minsk from the Nazi invaders on October 25, 1944. The site features 24 exhibit halls and houses more than 142,000 items in its collection. You'll see the weapons of soldiers and partisans, partisan handwritten journals, documents, photos, army leaflets, government awards, and personal belongings of soldiers. This was the first museum in the world to address the subject of World War II. Take a look at our Minsk tour itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War reviews
We actually stayed at the Doubletree down the street, and had a nice view of it. The entrance architecture is really well designed, and the whole place has so much to offer. more »
Nice new museum with a good presentation of the Great Patriotic War (WWII). There are many halls with history of the events leading up to and during the war, particularly the Belarussian involvement..... more »
By all means impressive. A beautiful building with such a heavy story inside. I spend around 2 hours learning about the 2nd world war atrocities in Belarus and Minsk. The museum is a must and you will leave with a renew sense of hope and positivity.
A fantastic museum in a brilliant setting. Very informative and a huge amount to see, from full size planes and tanks to a wide array of guns on display, medals and other assorted items. I'd recommend planning for a bare minimum of 2 hours as a visit to take it all in.
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