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Memorial Monument to the Victims of Communism in Bulgaria

The memorial monument to the victims of communism in Bulgaria stands in the Eastern part of the park in front of the National Palace of Culture (NDK) and is the largest of its kind in the country. The decision to erect it was taken by the Municipal Council on the 7th December, 1994.

The memorial monument is dedicated to everyone who fell victim to the terrorist actions of the BCP before the 9th September 1944, or during the totalitarian regime in Bulgaria (1944-1989) notwithstanding their ethnic origin, religious faith, nationality or age.

The memorial monument includes a 58 metre long wall faced with polished black granite inscribed with the names of 7526 victims, a Christian cross in the central part of the wall and an Orthodox chapel dedicated to “All Bulgarian Martyrs”.

The initiative to build the memorial monument was supported by 102 persons, including repressed victims of the regime, relatives of the dead, intellectuals and politicians who in October, 1994, in the National Palace of Culture, set up the Fund “Monument to the Victims of Communism”.

It was designed by a group of architects led by Atanas Todorov and  Dimitar Krastev. Their design was ranked first out of fifteen proposals  in the national competition organised by the Fund “Monument to the Victims of Communism”, in 1995.

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