Attractions & museums

    Memorial to the Victims of Communism

    The Maarjamäe memorial depicting the journey of the victims of communism is dedicated to Estonian people who suffered the terror of the Soviet regime.

    The memorial consists of two parts – 'Journey', with name plaques of the victims, and a symbolical 'Home Garden', with informative texts and stone tablets marking the sites of terror. The memorial includes a monument dedicated to Estonian officers who fell victim to Communist terrorism.

    Estonia lost a fifth of its population of just over one million to Soviet terrorism, many of whom still rest in unmarked graves. The memorial complex is dedicated to the victims of communism and serves to remind us of the fragility of freedom and human life.

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