Museum of the history of the city. Ulaanbaatar city history and reconstuction museum.
SIGHTS OF INTEREST IN MONGOLIA
VICTIMS OF POLITICAL PERSECUTION MEMORIAL MUSEUM
The Victims of Political Persecution Memorial Museum. This new museum consists of a series of haunting displays chronicling the bloody communist purges of the 1930s - an aggressive campaign to eliminate ecounter -
revolutionaries. During the campaign, intellectuals were arrested and put on trial, sent to Siberian labour camps or shot. Mongolia lost top writers, scientists and thinkers.
The museum was inspired by the former prime minister P. Genden, who was executed in Moscow by the KGB in 1937 for refusing
Stalin's orders to carry out the purge. The museum is now run by his daughter. The walls of the ground floor carry the names of 20,000 souls. A yellow dot by the name signifies that the deceased was a monk; red means a communist; and blue means a civilian.