Dedicated - Greatful
June 30, 2015
Hoa Lo prison - Hell on earth. They said that this prison built by the French in Ha Noi is the biggest and strongest. In spite of the harsh regime, cruel toture of jailers, the political prisoners were always loyal to their ideals, and bravely dedicated their life to the cause of national liberation.
The prisoners continued joining in the revolutionary fighting movement after escape from there in spite of having many more difficulties and hardships.
The Party, the State, and, especially, the Youth, always remember that the older generations laid down their life for the motherland. Out of respect for that, the young generations must work hard to contribute to the cause of building the country which is peaceful, democratic and civilized.
President Ho Chi Minh works with Comrade Truong Chinh - General Secretary of Vietnam Workers’ Party, Hanoi, 1955
Comrade Hoang Quoc Viet
In charge of public relations, front, trade union affairs (during anti-French resistance war)
Books, wrote by comrades Nguyen Van Cu, Le Duan, Truong Chinh, Nguyen Van Linh, Do Muoi.
Hall of fame
Room displaying nameplates of 1651 patriotic and revolutionary fighters held by French colonist in Hoa Lo Prison from 1899 - 1954.
Before 1930: registered 110 prisoners
From 1930 - 1945: registered 607 prisoners
From 1946 - 1954: registered 872 prisoners
In addition, 62 unidentified revolutionaries regarding whom there is no information about name, hometown, or years interned.
Memorial monument was inaugurated in 2000, anniversary 990 years of Thang Long - Ha Noi.
With square about 200m2, Memorial monument is the place for worshiping and installation ceremonies for Party as the contribution from new generations to the sacrificing of heroes and revolutionaries.
Main material for Memorial monument is granite, with 2 colors are black and red. Images were carved on black wall in Memorial monument are about imprisoned patriots and revolutionaries. Red symbolizes for blood, undauntedness spirits.
The contribution from patriots and revolutionaries in Hoa Lo prison was memorialized with words: “Undaunted loyalty - Forever glory”.
President Truong Tan Sang and delegates offered joss - sticks tribute sacrificing of heroes and revolutionaries, who were captured in Hoa Lo Prison, 23/7/2014
Title Hero of People's Armed Forces to the collective of revolutionary soldiers arrested and imprisoned in Hoa Lo Prison in the period from 1930 to 1954 as a tribute to those who have sacrificed and contributed to the national liberation
In 2011, the President awarded the title Hero of People's Armed Forces to the collective of revolutionary soldiers arrested and imprisoned in Hoa Lo Prison in the period from 1930 to 1954 as a tribute to those who have sacrificed and contributed to the national liberation.