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Municipal Museum of the Holocaust of Kalavryta

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Address: 1-5 Sigrou | Achaia, Kalavrita 250 01, Greece
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Sad, sobering reminder

The Kalavryta holocaust museum is a powerful and poignant recounting of a savage massacre of village men in December 1943. The exhibits provide background on the village and on... read more

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Kalavryta holocaust museum is a powerful and poignant recounting of a savage massacre of village men in December 1943. The exhibits provide background on the village and on the people affectd by the massacre, the events leading up to the Nazi attack, and the unspeakable aftermath. We were particularly moved by the video accounts from survivors. All in all,... More 

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Harrison, Arkansas, United States
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This museum is a very moving and heart-touching experience. I visit it every time I come to Kalavrita.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This museum about the massacre of December 1943 is amazing. It deals with the very difficult subject matter in an entirely appropriate and moving way. I am not an emotional person, but I was in tears. The sculpture outside is just incredible as is the way that the front door is for ever closed. It is very well worth visiting... More 

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Greece
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Although I knew the story nothing prepared me for the experience of displays and videos shared with us of people talking about the it. The museum is excellently established and everyone should make sure to visit it.

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Glyfada, Greece
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

When stay in Kalavrita it's more than worth to visit it. It's a respect to heroes. Strong emotion for outside sculpture .

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Kent
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Visited when not very busy in mid February. Very moving. The poor women at the time, it is amazing that the village is so prosperous now. It is worth visiting and is very well laid out. You will feel sad.

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Kalamata, Greece
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

It's a modern museum which concerns the bad things Germans did at Kalavryta and nearby areas during WWII. It's very well organized with lots of things of this period and videos with interviews of people who lived back then. The museum manages making visitor emotional and that is its big achievement and success. Must visit if you are at Kalavryta.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

A well prepared exhibit of documents describing the facts that led to one of the greatest Nazi atrocities of World War II. The city was set ablaze, the male population over 12 years was executed and the Nazis tried to kill women and children by setting the museum building-then a school-on fire! One can feel the agony and anguish of... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

This museum, although a dark topic, was very interesting, well displayed and as positive as possible. The curator was very informative and took time to explain the history and misconceptions about this event. It tells the story of the area!

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Kalamata, Greece
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our visit to the museum left each one of us feeling very emotional, the holocaust on 13th December 1943, how the people survived and lived to rebuild their lives after losing all the men and youths of the village cannot be imagined. The museum is excellently, factually presented. No one should ever be allowed to forget that this atrocity occured

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