Present at the opening ceremony were Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA); Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Huy Hieu, former Deputy Defense Minister; and Lieutenant General Pham Hong Cu, former Deputy Director of the VPA’s General Department of Politics - a former revolutionary prisoner; among others.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia and other delegates at the exhibition

The exhibition introduces a network of prisons established by foreigner invaders in Vietnam, and highlights the captive revolutionary soldiers’ efforts to struggle against the enemy’s severe oppression and organize uprisings, despite the physical and mental pains and hardships they suffered.

The month-long event is part of the activities to honor the contributions of former revolutionary prisoners to the national salvation cause as well as to inspire next generations with the country’s revolutionary traditions.

Translated by Song Anh