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This is the memorial to the victims of communist era between 1948-1989. It is situated at the base of Petrin hill, in the Mala Stranza or the Lesser Town area of Prague. It was unveiled on the 22 May 2002, twelve years after the fall of commonism and is the work of Czech sculpter Olbram Zoubek.
It showes seven bronze figures decending the stairs The statues appear more deayed the further away the are away from you. losing limbs and their bodys splitting open it is meant to symbolize how the prisoners were affected by communism.
A Plaque reads "The memorial to the victims of communism is dedicated to all victims not only thosewho were jailed or exicuted but also those whoes lives were ruined by totalitarian despotism"
Estimated numbers were 205,486 arested
170,938 forced into exile
4,500 died in prison
327 shot while trying to escape
248 exicuted
I took the shot at night to get the effect of the dark area behind the figures, giving more of the effect of coming out of the darknesss in the new world

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