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THE FOURTH FORT

Plytinės g. 15, Rokai, Kaunas +370 37 309350 tvirtovesparkas@gmail.com www.kaunotvirtove.lt

The officers of the tsar’s army planned that this fort will be the first to counter the enemy fire. However, the Fourth Fort was little involved in the defense. The bunker is asymmetrical, rectangular. It is said to be one of the best fortifications of its time. About 4,000 Jews were killed in the fort during the German occupation. In 1998-1999 the Fourth Fort was cleaned up and demined though later the works had stopped due to discontinued funding. In 2012, the territory was tidied up again but some of the space and premises remained flooded due to the damaged drainage system. Today you can often witness contemporary art shows and practices at the Fourth Fort.

 

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