One hundred and twenty two years ago, the French colonialists built Hoa Lo Prison, the most modern prison in Indochina at that time to jail thousands of Vietnamese patriots and revolutionaries. In the “hell on earth,” many patriots had to suffer barbarous tortures both mentally and physically.

Participants at the exchange

Blood, tears, and the time of imprisonment deprived these outstanding revolutionaries of their private happiness, health, youthfulness and even lives, but they still maintained their political stance, and turned the prison into a revolutionary school and a place to train various generations of fighters for the country.

At the meeting, delegates told many stories about their lives and revolutionary careers. Their unforgettable memories during the hard days of the nation have gone down in the ardent pages of national history.

Translated by Lam Anh