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Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance

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Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance

332 Reviews
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danipopescuro wrote a review Sep 2020
Bucharest, Romania11 contributions1 helpful vote
This place feels like a book. The story is captivating, but the experience is, literally, like reading a book. You enter a cell and read stories printed on large pieces of paper or plastic panels. That is all you do - pick a cell, read a story. It would probably take days to read all of them. We live times when some sort of augmented immersion is 'a must' for a museum. Nevertheless, I salute the brave initiative of opening this painful and, to some degree, shameful topic for Romanians.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Cristina Milea wrote a review Sep 2020
Bucharest, Romania8 contributions1 helpful vote
The museum presents the communist regime period, with all it’s atrocities. Take your time, read the stories, go back and understand. Might be out of interest for children.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Tiberiu_Baranyi wrote a review Sep 2020
Timisoara, Romania4,501 contributions6,255 helpful votes
...Seeking no truth ... (thus ending the quote from Metallica). A tragic place, a place of darkness, a place beyond reasoning. A place best described by the immortal words of Dante "Abandon all hope ye who enter here!". It is a former political prison (on of the many) of the communist party , one of the best known and most brutal, the final detention place for many great Romanian statesman and cultural figures. It is a sad Memento , a must see place , bluntly honest presentation of facts, details are straight in the face of the visitor ... details are everywhere and there are tons of information - pity for the time being only in Romanian language (the audio guides in other languages are disabled - C19 measures .... so for those of you who don't speak Romanian currently is a bit complicated to understand - you need a translation). It also gives a lengthy , but complete lesson in history from 1945 to till the demise of the communism in 1989 (and some insight in the years after the revolution and details on Corneliu Coposu , another great Romanian politician who spent decades in exile). So take your time, please don't take children with you (I don't recommend it under the age of 14 ) , go in with an open mind and try to see , ... and by the end of the tour you shall understand what went terribly wrong for almost 50 years. You will learn about the persecution of the politicians, of the religious leaders, you will learn about the resistance - yes there were "freedom fighters" especially in the area of Maramures and all over Romania ,people who tried to resist communism ... true national heroes, people who wanted something else....and sacrificed everything for those ideals. In the courtyard you shall find the statues - 18 in total - women and men , naked , oppressed , suffering , led to nowhere b y a headless leader that is standing aside of the group. Over the years it has become the symbol of the Memorial. The great thinker George Santayana said : "The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again", so I urge you to go and see for yourself and remember in order to not allow these....to ever happen again .
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Date of experience: September 2020
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CMI wrote a review Sep 2020
Timisoara, Romania51 contributions4 helpful votes
The Memorial presents the visitors a part of Romanian history that HAS to be known and NEVER to be forgotten! Don't rush when visiting, take your time. Read the stories, be curious on the facts, understand what comunism regime and repression meant for Romania. Might be out of interest for children.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Radu Stefan wrote a review Sep 2020
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To learn about the comunist atrocity is a must for nowadays in order to prevent this kind of society to be again in our politics. I recommend this visit for every teenager or young adult to discover the truth about comunist period, a period similar to middle ages for Easthern Europe society.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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