As you walk to through Sighetu Marmatiei there is a monument on a side street - on Gheorghe Doja street to be exact - that is dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust.
In the pre' II World War Northern Transylvania there was a fairly big Jewish population that suffered persecution and were deported in 1944 (after being gathered in the Ghetto of Sighetu Marmatiei).
The monument is a sad memento to the 38000 Jews who were deported from the region of Maramures (and the majority died in the death camps of the Nazis).
The Monument is erected on the site of a former Synagogue, the synagogue itself has been demolished in 1944 (and never got rebuilt).
Just want to mention the Elie Wiesel (born in Sighetu Marmatiei) winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, writer, professor , survivor of the Holocaust , Elie was deported from his hometown of Sighetu Marmatiei and today in Sighet there is a Museum bearing his name.
So , for those of you who are interested in history and I would say this is a must see place - like it was for me - and for all the others , you can stop for a few minutes when in the area (the monument is very close to the former political prison - "Memorial of the Resistance ..." so you can easily visit this place also .) and remember and teach the coming generation that what happen during WWII , shall NEVER be allowed to happen anymore!
Go and see, visiting is free of charge.