Purtse forest hill

Hiiemägi-Kurjuse ohvrite park, Purtse küla, Lüganuse vald, Ida-Viru maakond

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Purtse forest hill is the highest point in the area, and is thought to have been a sacred place for ancient Estonians. A ‘memorial park for victims of evil’ was established on the hill in 1991, when an oak tree was planted on the 50th anniversary of the 1941 deportations. Today the park is full of oak trees, planted by county and government representatives and members of various organisations, as well as by former Estonian presidents Lennart Meri and Arnold Rüütel.
Did you know…? *The park features an Estonian ‘map of pain’ – the lawn has a map of the country marking the number of people who were deported in every county.

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Getting there

From the Tallinn-Narva highway (E20), turn off into the village of Purtse and follow the signs to Purtse fortress and the memorial park (a further 2 km). Cars can be left in the car park by Purtse fortress and visitors can then continue on to the park on foot. Alternatively, cars be driven to the hill along a gravel road.

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  • By public transport
  • By car
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Memorial should be looking better

This is memorial for WWII innocents. The memorial should be looked after well. With proper care and manicure.



Solemn Place

This area is dedicated to Estonian people who were forcefully deported to Siberia, some never returned & their fate is unknown. Trees have been planted in memory of those that were lost. To visit...

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Роща на холме.

"Парк скорби" был создан в память о массовой депортации эстонцев в конце 1940-х - начале 1950-х. На одной из полян на земле выложена карта Эстонии ("Карта боли") с отмеченными данными по количеству...

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