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Monument of the WWI Heroes in Brasov, Romania

The monument, located in the Bartholomeu Neighbourhood honours, for the posteriority, the memory of the mostly unknown soldiers fallen in this place. An eagle seated on a stone foundation symbolizes the heroism of the fallen ones.

The monument was unveiled on 7 July 1921, on occasion of a ceremony dedicated to the heroes. On the inscription placed on the monument reads: "Your homeland is grateful to its dear sons. Do not shed tears on the graves of the heroes, but rather glorify them in songs, so that their name’s fame remains an echo in the legend of the ages."

Source:

https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monumentele_Bra%C8%99ovului

Romania, Centre Region

Type of WWI-heritage

  • War monument

Dimensions

No information available

State of repair/preservation

No information available

Historical WWI Context

In the autumn of 1916, in the days of the Romanian army's retreat in front of a much greater enemy, bloody battles took place in the surroundings of Brasov, in an area also known as "Tara Barsei". On 7 October 1916, the battle for defending Brasov began. A company made up of several Romanian soldiers had the mission to defend at any price the entrance to Brasov from Bartholomew neighbourhood. After two days of resistance, 650 Romanian soldiers died. A master regent who took place in this campaign engraved the following words on a cigarette case: "Traveller, go and tell the Spartans that we died here, as their laws prescribed." Then, followed a strategic withdrawal of the Romanian Army from Transylvania back to the Carpathian ridges.

A history of Romania's participation in World War I can be found on the following website: http://www.marelerazboi.ro/.

State of legal protection

Not included in the List of Historical Monuments

Owner

Brasov County Hall

Kind of cultural use of WWI

No information available

Opening

The monument can be visited throughout the entire year.

Entrance Fee

No entrance fee applicable

Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby

Public Transport

Located in the centre of the country, Brasov is an important railway junction, providing access to the capital ‒ Bucharest (over 20 trains a day) or other cities in Transylvania such as Sibiu (eight trains a day), Sighisoara (seven trains a day), Miercurea Ciuc (ten trains a day) or Zarnesti (nine trains a day). (http://www.mersultrenurilorcfr.ro/imtif/rute.aspx?lng=ro ).

There are regular bus journeys on the following routes connecting the city with other destinations abroad and in Romania (http://www.autogari.ro/turda/autogara_internationala_bartolomeu__autogara_4_brasov_/Autogara5702?lang=ro)

The local transport network (buses, trams, trolleybuses) is well represented within the city (http://www.ratbv.ro/trasee-si-orare/)  

Museums Private Collections

No information available

Location

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