Kauno IX forto muziejus

The Masterpiece of Modernism

If you go to Klaipėda through Kaunas or head towards Warsaw, you must necessarily stop at the Ninth Fort in Kaunas – you will see the impressive memorial from quite a distance. The author of this giant monument, sculptor Alfonsas Vincentas Ambraziūnas, calls his work the monument of the epoch: “It has always been a black spot there, and the monument reflects the fight, death and rebirth.” The memorial, called the masterpiece of Modernism in the world, is dedicated to commemoration of the victims of criminal regimes.