Monument of the Germans from Romania deported to the USSR in 1945

Year of unveiling


Person/persons/event to whom the monument is dedicated

Victims of Communism


Strada Gheorghe Lazăr 10-12, Timișoara

Location in relation to the surroundings

It is placed in the courtyard of the Adam-Müller-Guttenbrunn House, the first modern centre for the elderly people which started functioning in Romania in 1994.

Text of the inscription

Freedom, dignity and human rights are intangible spiritual values which must be protected at all times and everywhere

In memory of victims of deportation from Banat to the USSR between 1945 and 1950

General description

The monument of the people deported to the USSR is composed of a grey marble obelisk and a bilingual commemorative plaque (Romanian-German). It is approximately 2 meters high.



The circumstances of unveiling

The monument was unveiled on the 70. anniversary from the deportation of the local German population to Russia for five years of forced labour. It was made thanks to donations from the Association of Former Deportees to the USSR and the Association of Banat Swabians from Germany. The commemorative ceremony was attended by officials from Germany and Romania, members of the Association of Former Political Detainees and Former People Deported to Bărăgan, as well as representatives of the German Forum from around the country and survivors of deportation.

Later history

It is a place of commemoration for German victims deported to the USSR, being the first monument in Romania built in their memory.

Contemporary importance

There are annual events at the monument dedicated to the people deported to the USSR, as well as commemorative events, wreath ceremonies and lighting of candles.

Publications, sources, links


5 Strada Gheorghe Lazăr
Timișoara, Județul Timiș.
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