Site of Witness and Memory

  Blv. Sk├źnderbeu 26     more than a year ago
A chilling exhibition about state terror and persecution, the Site of Witness and Memory memorial shows the pre-trial detention and torture cells that the Albanian Ministry of Interior used during Communist times. The gallery leading there follows the 50-metre route that a prisoner would take from the car to his or her cell, and shows documents, testimonies and artefacts of victims and their families. As a city of clergy, prominent families and intellectuals, Shkodra suffered more under communist rule than other places in Albania - a Museum of Atheism was opened here after the 1967 anti-religious campaign. The country needed time to come to terms with the crimes of the past and this exhibition only opened in 2014 to educate the youth about the mistakes of the past. Many of the perpertators and victims of the time are still alive today, wounds yet have to heal.


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Open 08:30-14:30. Tue, Wed 08:30-14:30, 17:00-19:00, Closed Sun.

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Admission 150 lek


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