Prison on Lontskogo, National Museum and Memorial to the Victims of Occupation, Lviv

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  • Not the easiest place to find but memorable when you do get there. There was a really helpful, informative English speaking guide available when I arrived and she showed us around the prison. She...  more »
  • Just a few logistics – If you don’t speak Ukrainian, please contact the museum via their Facebook page for an English language tour. The tour is free and will help you understand better the enormity.....  more »
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  • Over nearly 100 years, this prison was used in a variety of occupations of Ukraine (by the Soviets, the Nazis, and the Poles.) It has a bloody history and Ukraine has chosen to peserve it as it was just after Ukrainian Independence in the 1990's. You walk through hallways and rooms, including cells and interrogation rooms. It's a grim place and the exhibits paint a horrible story, but one which must be remembered. During the Soviet era many of the inmates went from here to Siberia and there are clothes and embroidery that they made on display. There is also a display of materials recovered from the Ukrainian resistance fighters in the countryside. It will take you maybe an hour or so to walk through and it's worth it to remember those who suffered here.
  • "Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded and then taken by the oppressed" Saw the Oppression Museum that was built in an old Soviet prison which is now a memorial for those who passed here over the last 100 years. It was quite moving and very well done! Honestly it was very impressive to me to be able to walk in the very cells where people were tortured and executed. I believe one of the reasons I love Ukrainian people so much is because of their incredibly difficult past... No struggle no strength 💪🇺🇦💜 Over the last few years of travelling I have come to realize one of the reasons why we are currently having such a difficult time in the United States..... The current generation in the States doesn't have a war to fight so they are creating their own- climate change🐻📈🐢, polarising political arguments🐴🐘⬅️🤯➡️, exploitation of gender roles🤦💇🧜🧚🕵️ , or whatever the flavor of the month might be🤔 "Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.” We are doomed to repeat this cycle until we exist no more 😐💀⚰️

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