Memorial to the Victims of Communism


Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Prague was created by the distinguished Czech sculptor Olbram Zoubek in cooperation with architects Zdeněk Hölzl and Jan Karel. It is located at the base of Petřín hill, directly opposite to the Vítězná St.

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In the upper part of the memorial you can see 7 persons walking on stairs. The first person seems to be all right, but one can clearly observe that the others are missing something of their anatomy, which should symbolise the suffering of the prisoners, their courage and resilience. At the bottom you can read: Victims of Communism 1948—1989: 205.486 convicted, 248 executed, 4.500 died in prison, 327 died during illegal crossing the boundaries and 170.938 people emigrated.

The memorial was unveiled in May 2002.

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