Green Island White Terror Memorial Park
|Green Island White Terror Memorial Park|
|Location||Green Island, Taitung County, Taiwan|
The Green Island White Terror Memorial Park (Chinese: 白色恐怖綠島紀念園區; pinyin: Báisè Kǒngbù Lǜdǎo Jìniàn Yuánqū) is a memorial park in Green Island, Taitung County, Taiwan to commemorate the victims of the White Terror.
After martial law in Taiwan was declared in May 1949, many political dissidents were imprisoned on Green Island at Taiwan Lyudao Prison by Kuomintang authorities. There were two prisons in the island which were built in 1951 and 1970 respectively. Over time, the prisons came to symbolize political suppression. In 2001, the Taiwan government opened the Green Island Human Rights Culture Park (Chinese: 綠島人權文化園區) to commemorate those who had fought for Taiwan's freedom, democracy and human rights.
In 2018, the ownership has moved to National Human Rights Museum which establish in the same year, and changed the name of the site to its current name Green Island White Terror Memorial Park.
The 25-hectare park consists of the Human Rights Monument, Taiwan Lyudao Prison, and the Oasis Village, which has been converted into an exhibition hall showing historical films and displays.
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