Location in relation to the surroundings
It is placed in the courtyard of the Adam-Müller-Guttenbrunn House, the first modern centre for the elderly people which started functioning in Romania in 1994.
Text of the inscription
Freedom, dignity and human rights are intangible spiritual values which must be protected at all times and everywhere
In memory of victims of deportation from Banat to the USSR between 1945 and 1950
The monument of the people deported to the USSR is composed of a grey marble obelisk and a bilingual commemorative plaque (Romanian-German). It is approximately 2 meters high.
The circumstances of unveiling
The monument was unveiled on the 70. anniversary from the deportation of the local German population to Russia for five years of forced labour. It was made thanks to donations from the Association of Former Deportees to the USSR and the Association of Banat Swabians from Germany. The commemorative ceremony was attended by officials from Germany and Romania, members of the Association of Former Political Detainees and Former People Deported to Bărăgan, as well as representatives of the German Forum from around the country and survivors of deportation.
It is a place of commemoration for German victims deported to the USSR, being the first monument in Romania built in their memory.
There are annual events at the monument dedicated to the people deported to the USSR, as well as commemorative events, wreath ceremonies and lighting of candles.
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