Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, Sighetu Marmatiei

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Walk through prison cells-turned-exhibit-rooms at Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, and learn about the communist repression and the totalitarian system in Romania from 1945 to 1989. More than 56 cells of the former prison educate visitors about various topics, such as the Cold War, the persecution of students and intellectuals, peasants' uprisings, and workers' strikes. The museum treasures documents, photographs, 5,000 hours of audio and video recordings, as well as much artwork. Do not miss the large sculptural composition "Cortege of the sacrificial victims" in the inner courtyard. The group features 18 figures standing against a prison wall. Use our Sighetu Marmatiei road trip planning site to arrange your visit to Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance and other attractions in Sighetu Marmatiei.
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  • Is a prison of the comunism time. You can understant the life in this years and the social movements and all the situation. It hasn't spanish guide, it was a drawback for me  more »
  • great museum, little dank air but much to see. all cells are decorated, unfortunately no English texts.
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  • This memorial to the victims of Communism is really very comprehensive and I believe even quite educational for children. The signage is made almost exclusively in Romanian but don't worry a very complete guide booklet you will be offered in French. This booklet gives the main explanations for each room. Instead, a former prison has held major political prisoners of the Romanian Communist regime is responsible for emotions. The visit to any passage in the region to understand the contemporary history of the Romanians. I recommend!
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