Until the fall of the Berlin Wall, around a third of the world’s population lived in communist countries. The collapse of the Eastern Bloc was followed by a worldwide rehabilitation, in which Germany had a special role.
The Czech Republic: Memorial for the victims
Seven bronze sculptures stand on a white stairway at the foot of the Prague Petřin Hill. Inaugurated in 2002, the memorial was originated by sculptor and former political prisoner Olbram Zoulbek. In the inscription of the pedestal it is not only dedicated to those, “imprisoned or executed but also for all those whose life was ruined by totalitarian despotism.”