Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum

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Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum
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Established 1943; 75 years ago (1943)
Location Pieramožcaŭ Ave 8, Minsk,  Belarus
Coordinates 53°54′58″N 27°32′17″E / 53.9161493°N 27.5380439°E / 53.9161493; 27.5380439
Collection size approx. 143 thousand objects
Visitors approx. 234,900 (2012)[1]
Website warmuseum.by

The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum is a museum in Minsk, Belarus.

The conception of a museum commemorating the German-Soviet War after the end of Nazi occupation sprung up even before the close of the war. The museum first opened shortly after the liberation of Minsk from the Nazi invaders, on 25 October 1944, making it the first World War II museum to open during the course of the war.[2] It relocated to its current location in 1966.

The museum has 24 exhibition halls. As of 2012 there were 142,676 items in the museum's collection.[3]

The museum staff also engages in historical research: particular areas include Belarusians in the Red Army, local anti-fascist and partisan activity, and the history of the Auschwitz death camp.[4]

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  1. ^ "Top 7 museums of Belarus". Nasha Niva. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "История музея" Archived April 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ("The Museum's History"). Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum. Retrieved 5 July 2009. (in Russian)
  3. ^ http://war.museum.by/en
  4. ^ "Научно-исследовательская работа" Archived April 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ("Research/Investigative Work"). Retrieved 5 July 2009. (in Russian)