Postbllok Memorial, Tirana

Postbllok Memorial, Tirana

Postbllok Memorial is an art installation that serves as a memorial to the atrocities experienced in the country at the hands of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania. The art installation was designed by Fatos Lubonja and Ardian Isufi in 2013.

The memorial is located in an area that was once the garden of Mehmet Shehu, communist politician and former prime minister. The neighborhood where the memorial sits is where many of the communist politicians built their homes. The fitting environment places the reminder that those who were in power during communist rule were the true enemies of the state.

The Postbllok Memorial is an art installation in three pieces. The first is a set of concrete girders, taken from Spac Prison, that are lined up to resemble the prison halls. The second is a portion of a bunker. The third is a piece of the Berlin Wall, which was a gift to Tirana from Berlin.

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Postbllok Memorial on Map

Sight Name: Postbllok Memorial
Sight Location: Tirana, Albania (See walking tours in Tirana)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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