The Mound of Brotherhood

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Completed: 1956

Architects: Evgeni Zidarov, Mikhail Milkov (architects),  Yordan Krâchmarov, Anetta Atanasova-Milkova, Vladimir Tsvetkov (sculptors), A. Stamenov and L. Petrov (artists)

Alternative nameFraternal Mound

Genre: War memorial, Socialist monument, former Eastern Bloc

The monument commemorates partisans who lost their lives fighting in Bulgarian campaigns during World War II. It is located in Borisova Garden (Freedom Park during the country’s socialist period (1944-1989)), close to the mortal remains of seventeen notable resistance fighters and members of the Bulgarian Communist Party who were buried there in 1944.

The Mound of Brotherhood (Fraternal Mound) in Sofia, Bulgaria | War memorial | Socialist monument | former Eastern Bloc

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