Lower Ground – The History of the Memorial

  Two refurbished rooms on the lower ground floor are dedicated to the history of the Memorial, of the institution that … Read More

Sighet Museum: Room 6 – The Romania of the prisons

Overall, more than two million people were persecuted politically using coercive methods in the People’s Republic of Romania. Six hundred thousand … Read More

The Union Generation exterminated in the Gulag

The exhibition presents the leading lights of the Great Union of 1918, from Alba Iulia, Kishinev and Czernowitz, who were, almost … Read More

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”

“Şi veţi cunoaşte adevărul şi adevărul vă va face liberi” Table: translation in thirty-three languages of the Gospel according to St … Read More

Gallery of former political prisoners and deportees

Gallery of former political prisoners and deportees, covered with thousands of portraits

Sighet Museum: Rooms 25-26 – The Exhibition “A Cold War Chronology”

“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent”. This sentence … Read More

Sighet Museum: Room 23 – The countries of Eastern Europe (1945-1989)

The Sighet Memorial is not dedicated solely to Sighet Prison or solely to resistance and repression in communist Romania. It also … Read More

Sighet Museum: Room 22 – Basarabia in the Gulag

Bessarabia, formerly a Romanian province, part of the Russian Empire for one hundred and six years, was reunited with Romania in … Read More

Sighet Museum: Room 21 – The Communisation of the Army, Police and Justice System

The army, police, gendarmes and justice system had been apolitical institutions up until the outbreak of the Second World War. Their … Read More

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