Memorial to the victims of communism

On a more serious note this time round. On the hunt for interesting places to explore, I came across this site on Google maps.

Being a cold weekday, there were basically no other people around, which made it more thought provoking. I suspect you’d get the same feeling slowly wandering the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin after snow at night.

I won’t say much else and let the website do the talking:

The memorial to victims of communism is dedicated to all Estonian people who suffered under the terror inflicted by the Soviet Union. The communist terror regime was established with the occupation of Estonia on 17 June 1940 and ended with the restoration of Estonia’s independence on 20 August 1991. As a consequence of this, Estonia lost one of every five persons from its population of slightly over one million, of whom more than 75,000 were murdered, imprisoned or deported.

The Memorial has two parts – the Journey with the name plaques of the victims, and the symbolic Home Garden with informative texts and location stones marking sites of terror. A monument to Estonian military officers who fell victim to communist terror is part of the Memorial.


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