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Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

A comprehensive and well laid out museum however English speakers are at a severe disadvantage as there is no English signage. Each room had some leaflets of explanation provided in German and French but no English.At the end we found a shop and were able to buy a a booklet that helped explain what we had seen.

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

The museum shows the horrors and thcrimes commited by comunists without hate only facts and figures. Eachcell of the former prison ihas a theme,

Thank Baltescu
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I was only a kid when they opened this museum, and I heard an old ex-con from this prison, who was an anti-communist dissident, that it is nice the authorities created this memorial, but it is too nice and reconditioned in comparison with what he experienced there.
I personaly liked it from a cultural and historical enriching point of view. It is truly worth seeing, but imagine the ex-cons who fought for freedom had it much worse. Every time I pass-by this lovely city, I visit it in order to appreciate more my current freedom.

1  Thank Mihai Ioan A
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

This museum is located around 100 Kms from Satu Mare. We travelled to Sighetu Marmatiei with the sole purpose of visiting this exhibit, and in so doing, had to drive over the Carpathian mountains- which themselves have some glorious views along the way. I was unaware of this museum/memorial before conducting research on things to do/see for our forthcoming trip to Satu Mare, and upon stumbling across its website, I immediately determined to check it out. The museum is housed within the confines of an old prison which was used for housing dissidents, intellectuals, and anyone considered anti communist or having the potential to provide opposition to the communist regime. It is very well laid out, with different cells hosting different aspects of life under communism both inside and out of the prison. It covers the heinous crimes carried out by the Romania's leaders, and how enthralled they were by Stalin. This museum stands as a testimony to the horrors committed and to the endeavours of individuals against this inhumanity. Whilst it is mainly to educate the younger Romanian population against the dangers of communism, it is also an opportunity for foreign visitors such as myself to realise what went on behind the iron curtain across all Warsaw Pact countries. The is even a room containing the effects and unwanted legacy of the Ceaușescus, and the adornments made for their celebration, which are described as being kitsch- particularly two small statues of Nicolae and his wife Elena (to me sitting seemingly like two Egyptian Pharaohs). Information is provided in English and other languages for non-Romanian speakers. Outside in the prison yard are the statues or monuments to the victims and these alone are well worth the price of admission.

Thank Stephen N
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The foreign travelers have English guides, it is essential to see it if one one wants to understand the terror of the communism in Romania and the consequences of decimating the intellectual and the rebellious peasants who built Romania before 1945. A plastic reminder of the potential future, if we are are ignorant or indifferent enough not to see it coming and taking our over, again. Standing ovation for Ana Blandiana and her team, who created this museum, thank you, we will come to visit every time we are in Sighet.

Thank Irina B
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