Pop singer Elena Carstea spoke in an interview for AGERPRES about the fact that a Colectiv Memorial is first and foremost to be found in everyone’s soul, and it represents suffering.
AGERPRES: How do you see the building of a Colectiv Memorial as a symbol against forgetting?
Elena Carstea: The memorial, first of all, is in our souls, I find it hard to believe that somebody can forget what happened there.
AGERPRES: How do you imagine this Colectiv Memorial? Should it be built at the site of the tragedy or somewhere else?
Elena Carstea: I believe that a crucifix placed in front of the club would be more appropriate, but this is just my opinion.
AGERPRES: Given the situation of the space where the Colectiv club was situated, who and in what degree should take care of designing and constructing a Colectiv Memorial, including finding of necessary financing: the Romanian state or the non-governmental organizations?
Elena Carstea: I believe that the state, together with the families of the deceased, should decide what would be the most appropriate measure to make this project a reality, for which the state should pay, naturally.
AGERPRES: What motto do you believe should define this Memorial?
Elena Carstea: Some lyrics from my repertoire that I believe would fit come to mind: “They are much too young, God, much too young/ Those whom sometimes you call.”
AGERPRES: What do you believe should be the most important lesson remembered after visiting the Colectiv Memorial?
Elena Carstea: A memorial is about sufferance and I cannot see how the pain, anger, fear that entered our souls could be left out. More…