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The Serie ‘Stranger Things’ has achieved great success throughout its four seasons, however, now it is not giving something to talk about because of the mystery and suspense that predominate in each of its chapters, but rather because of the controversial decision that is planned to be taken with the Nazi prison where part of the most recent season was recordedwanting to transform it into accommodation in Airbnb.
That prison, known as Lukiškės and located in the Lithuanian city of Vilniussaw pass through their cells and through their patios some of the most atrocious facts of the Nazi occupation in the countrywhich is why the few survivors, their relatives and the Jewish community are strongly opposed to the initiative of Netflix and the creators of ‘Stranger Things’, as they consider that they are profiting from the tragedy of Judaism.
“The Holocaust is not for the entertainment industry to create wealth and turn it into theater. It is our genocide,” claimed the Jewish community in Lithuania through a petition made on Change.org.
The plan of the creators of the initiative consists of convert the prison into a kind of accommodation and offer it on Airbnb after making some modifications. The cost per night would go from $107 to $117 dollars.
What is the prison where ‘Stranger Things’ was filmed like and what happened there?
The prison, which was built between 1901-1904 and is inspired by the Kresty prison in Saint Petersburg, functioned during its first years as another detention center. It had cells for 421 inmates and detention centers for another 278.
However, between 1922 and 1939 it was used to imprison opponents of the Government, later it was used as a center for executing prisoners, while during the Nazi occupation served to imprison thousands of Jews as they decide their fate.
After the end of the Nazi occupation, Lukiškės returned to operating for the purpose for which it was built, but in 2019 it closed its doors forever.
Since its closure, the prison reopened its cells -by means of guided tours- to the public interested in visiting it and learning more about everything that happened inside its four walls.
In addition to the prison, Lukiškės also houses in its five acre lot a hospital, an Ordox church, among other emblematic facilities.
Among the famous inmates who passed through his cells are Lithuanian politicians; a future prime minister of Israel; a French singer; Polish priests, writers and poets; Belarusian writers; various serial killers, as well as the criminal leader Boris Dekandizewho became the last man executed in a Lithuanian prison.
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