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Weddings in Vilnius held near WWII concentration camp

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Historic military compound the Seventh Fort in Vilnius, Lithuania has become a popular site for weeding parties and children summer camps, but, according to Israeli press, a Nazi German concentration camp had once stood there.

Belgian new portal New Europe reports citing The Jerusalem Post that the 18-acre red-brick bunker complex built in 1880s was also the site of a concentration camp in 1941. The Israeli newspaper wrote that thousands of Jews were imprisoned, treated inhumanely, killed and buried at the Seventh Fort.

Seventh Fort has been privatised in 2009 and is now owned by the society Military Heritage Centre.

Vladimir Orlov, the representative of the forts administration, has noted that social events events are not held on the area where the Holocaust victims are buried, which, according to him, accounts for 2% of the entire compound.

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