Historical landmarks

The Memorial of the Victims of Communism and Anti-communist Resistance

The prison of Sighet was built in 1897 as a common-law prison. After 1945 the former prisoners and deportees from the U.S.S.R. were repatriated through Sighet. In August 1948 in this prison were incarcerated a group of students and peasants from the region of Maramures, part of whom still living in Sighet to this day. On the 5th and 6th of May 1950 over one hundred former leaders (former ministers, academicians, officers, historians, journalists and politicians) were brought to the penitentiary of Sighet from the entire country. Some of these had been condemned to long-term imprisonment, others hadn't even been judged yet. The majority of them were over 60 years of age.

The Heroes' Monument of Moisei

This monument was sculpted by Vida Gheza, in memory of the martyrs who were killed by the retiring Fascist Hungarian army of Admiral Horty at the end of World War II.

The Martyrs' House in Moisei

This house where 29 Romanian peasants from the counties of Mures, Cluj and Maramures were killed on October 19, 1944 by the Hungarian troupes, their only fault being that they wanted to get to their families sooner, is now a museum. The martyrs' personal objects and photographs are displayed here. The monument of Moisei is one of the sculptures created by Vida Gheza.
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