KGB Prison Cells

In the heart of the Old Town at Pagari 1 lies the former KGB headquarters in Tallinn. The building has long been a symbol of the former Soviet oppression in Estonia. For thousands of Estonians, the course of suffering began from this place.

In the heart of the Old Town at Pagari 1 lies the former KGB headquarters in Tallinn. The building has long been a symbol of the former Soviet oppression in Estonia. For thousands of Estonians, the course of suffering began from this place.    The...
In the heart of the Old Town at Pagari 1 lies the former KGB headquarters in Tallinn. The building has long been a symbol of the former Soviet oppression in Estonia. For thousands of Estonians, the course of suffering began from this place.    The...
Juta Sepper said: I was in Pagari for the second time in 1947. Why – I never found out. There were couple of interrogations and once I was taken for a “conversation” to the head of the investigation department, Idel Jakobson with his infamous red ...
The clammy cell of Pagari were used as a tool of the communist regime to threaten the general population. Here the most important persons arrested by the state security were held during their preliminary investigation. As a rule, there was no way ...
The Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, on the basis of which a preliminary investigation was conducted, contained dozens of sections that suited convicting anyone; the most notorious of these was article 58. The judgment was final and was no...
Nearly all who entered Pagari cells had to await prison camp or an execution chamber. In being presented with such a choice, the prison camp might have even seemed like a real escape. Also, no-one knew how long they would have to spend in the Paga...
The times passed by, leaving a lot of details not preserved in this basement. Couple of color spots on the wall, bed clips separating inmates and guards are among those left.