Sighetu Marmației

Forthcoming: May-June 2021 (TBC)

Sighetu Marmației, Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance Romania

Geopolitical significance:

Sighetu Marmației is situated along the Tisa river on the border with Ukraine, across from the Ukrainian town of Solotvyno. After the establishment of the Romanian communist regime, the Securitate ran the Sighet prison during the 1950s and 1960s as a place for the detention and political repression of public figures who had been declared “class enemies.” The most prominent of these was the former prime minister Iuliu Maniu, who died in the prison in 1953. The former prison is operated as a museum, part of the Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance.