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A Dictator’s Execution Spot, Now Open to Tourists

Excerpt from Atlantic Cities

Sep 07, 2013 4:23 am

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Twenty-three years later after the revolution, it’s about time the site was made into a useful history lesson. In that region, it often takes much longer.

— Eliza Ronalds-Hannon

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The Bucharest Palace of Justice was the site of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's execution. It is now open as a museum. Alex Pănoiu / Flickr


The former military headquarters in Targoviste where the trial and execution [of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu] took place (about 47 miles northwest of Bucharest) is now a museum. Open to the public, the site now lets tourists explore the well-preserved site of the trial and the courtyard where the Ceausescus were then executed. You can still see the bullet holes from Christmas day, 1989, white outlines of where Nicolae and Elena laid after the execution since added.

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