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Elie Wiesel Memorial House, Sighetu-Marmatiei

In this house from Sighetu-Marmatiei, the Nobel Prize Winner, Elie Wiesel has spent his first 15 years of life.


In 1944, Elie Wiesel together with his family and other 38.000 Jewish people from Maramures were deported to Auschwitz, Birkenau and Buchewald by the Natzi regim.


In August 2002 Elie Wiesel himself opened the doors of the memorial house. Here you can find a big collection of photoes, furniture and other personal things that belonged to the Jewish community from Maramures.