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Sighet Memorial Exhibition

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Why locals love it

Although Bucharest was under communist rule for more than 40 years, it still doesn’t have a proper museum of communism. This exhibition focuses on crimes committed by communists in Romania and tells the stories of thousands of intellectuals, peasants, soldiers and priests who were imprisoned or killed during those dark times.

Why you should visit it

This is one of the only places in the city where you can find authentic and uncensored information about communism in Romania. There's an interesting story about groups of partisans who hid in the mountains and resisted communism for almost 20 years. Propaganda made them out to be bandits and even today they are remembered this way.

Special tip

Entrance is free.
The reception has some great books about communism. Most of them are in Romanian, but several are also available in English.

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2 Comments

Hello I am visiting Bucharest next week. Is this museum exhibition in Bucharest and currently open ( October 2019) I read somewhere it had closed? Thank you so much.
Angela
Traveller
October 4, 2019
It's closed for 2017
Tabitha
Traveller
September 4, 2017

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