Estonia's Victims of Communism 1940–1991

The Memorial

The memorial to victims of communism is dedicated to all Estonian people who suffered under the terror inflicted by the Soviet Union. The communist terror regime was established with the occupation of Estonia on 17 June 1940 and ended with the restoration of Estonia’s independence on 20 August 1991. As a consequence of this, Estonia lost one of every five persons from its population of slightly over one million, of whom more than 75,000 were murdered, imprisoned or deported.

The Memorial has two parts – the Journey with the name plaques of the victims, and the symbolic Home Garden with informative texts and location stones marking sites of terror. A monument to Estonian military officers who fell victim to communist terror is part of the Memorial.

Authors of the Memorial

Architecture and landscape architecture:
Authors: Kalle Vellevoog, Jaan Tiidemann, Tiiu Truus
Team: Martin Prommik, Kersti Nigols, Liis Voksepp, Annika Liivo, Marianna Zvereva

Sculpture: Kirke Kangro
Databases: Mihkel Putrinš
Digital output: Argo Roots
Greenery: Lidia Zarudnaja
Graphic design: Martin Pedanik
Technical design for the Officers’ Monument: Margus Triibmann

Management of the Memorial

The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory Foundation manages and administers the Memorial’s database.
Contact: Suur-Ameerika 12, Tallinn 10119;
Tel. +372 6484962
memoriaal@mnemosyne.ee

Riigi Kinnisvara AS handles the maintenance of the Memorial.
klienditugi@rkas.ee
www.rkas.ee

Management of the Memorial's Database

The Memorial's Database
The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory Foundation manages and administers the Memorial’s database.
Kontakt: memoriaal@mnemosyne.ee

Location

The Memorial is located in Tallinn, Maarjamägi. Main entrance from the Pirita road.

Bus station „Mälestusvälja“ (Pirita road), take a bus nr 1A, 5, 8, 34A or 38.

Parking of cars and busses is allowed on Pirita road`s parking lots near the main entrance of the memorial. Also you can use the upper parking zone. In that case please hold the direction of the football stadium of FC Levadia and the German War Cemetery (Kose road).

See the map