Liberation Tower, Bessarabia

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Liberation Tower, Bessarabia
Turnul Dezrobirii Basarabiei
Coordinates Coordinates: 47°06′00″N 28°46′00″E / 47.10000°N 28.76667°E / 47.10000; 28.76667
Location Ghidighici, Chişinău
Designer Octav Doicescu and Dumitru Chiulamila
Material Stone
Length 10 m (33 ft)
Width 10 m (33 ft)
Height 30 m (98 ft)
Beginning date August 1942
Completion date October 1942
Opening date November 1, 1942
Dedicated to the emancipation of Bessarabia

The Liberation Tower (Romanian: Turnul Dezrobirii Basarabiei) was a tower in Chişinău, Bessarabia. The tower had a height of over 30 metres (98 ft). King Michael of Romania, his mother, Helen of Greece and Denmark, and Mihai Antonescu attended the opening ceremony on November 1, 1942, in Ghidighici. The tower was destroyed in 1944, after the Soviet re-occupation.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Monumentul „Turnul Dezrobirii Basarabiei"" (in Romanian). Vocea Basarabiei. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ Vlad Dumbravă, Turnul dezrobirii Basarabiei de la Ghidighici, Cugetul: Revistă de istorie şi cultură. 1999, Nr. 4, P. 48-50.
  3. ^ "Turnul Dezrobirii Basarabiei" (in Romanian). Literatura şi Arta. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 


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