Sighetu Marmație is a city in Maramureș County and has 33.122 inhabitants.

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Sighetu Marmației, Memorial Museum to the Victims of Communism

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47.92716 N, 23.89141 E

Memorial to the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, or Pain Sighet Memorial is a museum set up in the former prison building, built in 1897. In place of detention dreaded unwanted people were exterminated by the communist regime: former ministers, academics, economists, military historians, journalists, politicians. Prisoners were kept in cells without heating, unsanitary conditions and fed miserable. The museum was conducted by Civic Academy Foundation, founding president is Ana Blandiana. Since 1995 the museum was placed under the Council of Europe.

The first halls were opened in 1997, and the ensemble became of national interest. The rehabilitation works lasted until 2000. The statue of the "Correction of Sacrificates" in the interior courtyard, made by the sculptor Aurel I. Vlad, contains 18 figures and was made in 1997.

It is a reminder to nearly eight thousand deaths in prisons, camps and deportation sites in Romania. 2.5 km away from prison, the prisoners were buried in the Cemetery of the Poor. The pits could not be identified, between the tombs before and after the 1950s.

Open hours:

16.X - 14.IV

Tuesday-Sunday 09:30-16:30

15. IV. - 15. X

09:30-18:30

Contact:

0040-262-316-848 (RO, EN, FR)

Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Adina Fitigău Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Florin Arjocu
Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Florin Arjocu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Florin Arjocu
Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Florin Arjocu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Florin Arjocu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Florin Arjocu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Florin Arjocu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Florin Arjocu
Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: WR Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Florin Arjocu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Florin Arjocu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Adina Fitigău
Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Adina Fitigău Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Adina Fitigău Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Mircea Vâlcu Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Andrei Popa Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Andrei Popa Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Andrei Popa Museum Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Sighetu Marmației·, Photo: Andrei Popa

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