Sector 05: Intermezzo

Private life under the communist regime was completely unprotected from State intervention, because the ideology had a collectivist character and the party-State was omnipotent. With regard to the family, the state played the role of the patriarch, who should know everything and decide everything. Secret interception via microphones was just one of the ways in which the State penetrated every home, capturing intimate conversations whenever and how often it wanted. When an individual was declared an enemy, it fell like a curse on the entire family.

In this sector visitors can see a typically living room of the 70’s with authentic furniture of that time.