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This is the house where the secret police under the old communist state kept all their files . It has very very long lists of people who 'disappeared', and of those were executed. Chilling place. How to rule through fear.
A bleak, straightforwardly presented history of the Communist security system of Albania, in the building where they interrogated victims (there are a few diagrams on the walls showing how they did it). Historically interesting, it functions as much as a performance as an exhibition, with...More
Even more impressive than Bunk'Art 2 the depth and horror of the Hoxha regime is on full display here. So many objects of surveillance -- from bugs to cameras to other tools of the spy trade are on display here. The museum systematically sets out...More
The House of Leaves , outlines the methods and equipment used by the regime, less than 30 years ago, which was often extremely violent. It was very sad to listen to peoples stories about the loss of family members and those who survived telling their...More
Firstly, overall we really enjoyed this museum. There was a number of really interesting insights in to atrocities in the counties really recent history.
Since it is so recent, it does feel a little like there a still a lot of gaps in the information,...More
This little museum was a good introduction to a part of history I personally had no knowledge of. The museum is in the building that was originally Albania's first obstetrics clinic; then the regional headquarters of the Gestapo; then a place where Albania's secret police,...More
Very interesting museum, with a well-laid-out plan and collection. The design is first-rate, and the English signage is excellent as well. The museum addresses a dark period of the country's history head-on, without embellishment. It's a very modern museum.
Four stars rather than five for...More