This museum represents The Second World War in Klaipėda city and region – very important and the same time very painful period
2018 January 17 Museum 39/45 (Priešpilio str. 2, Klaipėda), belonging to the History Museum of Lithuania Minor, was opened. It is located in eastern curtain wall of former Klaipėda castle, under the rampart, where during the Second World War Germans erected a warehouse for explosives.
About the exposition
In the hall „Klaipėda on the eve of the war” visitors for the first time in Lithuania can see and read documents certifying this event, also museum guests are welcome to view photographs and movie chronicles of that time. This hall also reveals fate of persecuted Lithuanians, Jewish and French war prisoners, introduce visitors with fortification systems.
The hall “Klaipėda Assault” presents extremely tragic history of Klaipėda city and its inhabitants. In the showcase visitors can see what kind of weapons was used during Second World War.
In the hall “Klaipėda after war” an installation is being exhibited, dedicated to the destroyed city churches and the photo story reveals how Klaipėda looked in the first days after the war and how it changed.
The museum’s exposition is completed by the “Memory” hall. There is symbolic 6 meter long carriage shielded with glass, under it a lot of ordinary household items that once belonged either to German soldier, either citizen of Klaipėda.
Address: Priešpilio St. 4