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Memorial for the victims of Communist terror of the historic Cēsis district

The memorial plaques include information about the people of the parishes of the historic Cēsis district who paid dearly for loving and cultivating their land – with their lives. During the Soviet occupation, as much as 5000 people of the historic Cēsis district suffered various forms of oppression.

The plaques also include the names of those 643 people who died as a result of the Soviet repressions – deported, arrested or executed as partisans.

The memorial is located in the courtyard of the Cēsis Municipal police on Pils Str. 12. During the Soviet occupation, the KGB periodically used the detention cells of then Cēsis Militia for political prisoners.

The memorial was created by the Cēsis branch of the Latvian Union of the Politically Repressed. Artist: Dainis Andersons. Opening date: June 17, 2015.

Memorials for the victims of Soviet repressions
  • Memorial stone for the deportees of the 1941 mass deportations to Siberia, Poruka Str. next to the railway
  • Memorial plaque for the victims of communist terror (1940-1990), Pils Square 9
  • The ex-KGB building of the historic Cēsis district (1940-1990), Pils Str. 7
  • Memorial for the victims of Communist terror of the historic Cēsis district, Pils Str. 12
  • Memorial plaque for the schoolchildren – members of the national resistance movement, Leona Paegles Str. 1

 

Photos from Cēsis History and Art Museum archive

12 Pils iela, Cēsis, Latvija



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