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Sighet Memorial – European Heritage Label – Unveil the Plaque ceremony, May 17

On May 17 the Sighet Memorial organised the “Unveil the European Heritage Label Plaque ceremony” in the presence of almost 200 persons, most of them victims of the totalitarian communist regime. Ana Blandiana, the founder of the Sighet Memorial unveiled the European Heritage Label Plaque.

The local authorities and the national coordinator of the European Heritage Label attended the event. Representatives of the press were also present to the ceremony, and reported about the importance of this moment.

The event was organized in the framework of the Memory Day. Every year since 2003, the Feast of the Ascension is Open-doors Day at the Sighet Memorial, a day when former political prisoners and their families make a pilgrimage to Sighet. It is a day of commemoration, in the course of which debates are held, new exhibitions are opened, and concerts are given. In the Paupers’ Cemetery, a service is held to commemorate the souls of those who died in the prisons, camps, and as deportees.