Blv. Dëshmorët e Kombit     19 Jun 2022
Part of Albania’s ongoing attempts to un-erase certain aspects of its uncomfortable recent past and come to terms with its violent Communist-era history, Postblloku (Checkpoint), or the 'Memorial to Communist Isolation', commemorates the country’s political prisoners who suffered under the Hoxha regime. Co-created by the former dissident Fatos Lubonja and the artist Ardian Isufi, the monument is made up of three elements: one of the small concrete defensive bunkers that continue to litter the country, some concrete supports from the mine at the notorious Spaç forced labour camp where thousands of political prisoners suffered between 1968 and 1990, and a brightly painted section of the Berlin Wall from Potsdamer Platz that once split that city in half.


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