Studies into Communism
Sighet Memorial is a former prison where the Romanian elites were brutally exterminated in the first years of communism in Romania. There's no place for cliches, travel tips or attractions. It is, however, the place that each and every one of us should visit at least once because "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
The greatest victory of communism, a victory dramatically revealed only after 1989, was to create people without a memory – a brainwashed new man unable to remember what he was, what he had, or what he did before communism.
The creation of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism and to the Resistance is a means of counteracting this victory, a means to resuscitate the collective memory.