Pilistvere Memorial

PILISTVERE KIRIKLA, Arjassaare küla, Põhja-Sakala vald, Viljandi maakond

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Pilistvere Memorial is a tomb piled up from stones with a cross in front of the tomb. By carrying stones to the bottom of the cross Estonians remember their fellowmen who were deported to Siberia. This is a place were all Estonians who lost someone during the deportation can come to as to a symbolic grave and to honour them.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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Bus: Kalmistu
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Paying respects in Pilistvere

Personal & poignant reminder of Estonia's history, in beautiful, tranquil, setting. I will never forget it.



beautiful and peaceful memorial for the victimes of Soviet opression

Next to the Pilistvere graveyard a beautiful and peaceful memorial was initiated by the Pilistvere legendary pastor Vello Salum. Stones have been brought here from all over Estonia. From homes from...



The memorial is located where once there was a home

It is a beautiful quiet place. A home. Like many from where the families were deported. People have been bringing stones here in memory of lost lives, of lost homes. Some have been engraved carrying...

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