Tirana

Postblloku

  Blv. Dëshmorët e Kombit     more than a year ago
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 main elements including one of the small concrete defensive bunkers that continue to litter the country, several concrete supports from the mine at the notorious Spaç labour camp where thousands of political prisoners suffered between 1968 and 1990 and a brightly painted section of the Berlin Wall from Postdamer Platz that once split Germany in two.

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