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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  • Located in an old prison. Very somber experience. Each of the old cell's are now theme related exhibits. Bring time. Unreal and a little overwhelming. Very well visited and made. Not to miss !!!  more »
  • Museum of victims of communism in the former prison of Romanian security, in which he died m.in. Julia. With Polish accents (solidarity) and history-quite strongly similar to Poland between 1945-1948 and 2004-where the same "technology" was used Soviet crack-down with democratic parties. Sighetu itself also has Polish accents (failed expedition legionnaires). In a pleasant street-a pedestrian area, beautifully renovated, where you can drink coffee of quality not from the Italian. And the friendly service of the museum handed visitors a description of the route in the necessary language-in Polish also have.
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  • Looks like thy just throw every piece of information available, and it is too much. Less documents and a more personal experience would be better. Also, by putting communism as "all bad", it is saying that everything opposed to communism is good. What I mean is that it lacks some global and historical perspective.
  • Really nice museum with loads of interesting historical facts about the communist era in Romania. But unfortunately not well preserved as eveything in this country. Such a shame!
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