The monument was created in 1978. Located in a wasteland, near the highway leading towards the town of Orhei. The author of the monument is a well-known muralist and sculptor, Aurel David. The monument is unusual, like all the works of this author. The monument represents two arms, shot through and wrapped with barbed wire. The work was not understood by the official leaders, and the real first presentation of the monument took place only in 1991.
The Monument to the Victims of Fascism is located near the place where executions were carried out in the period 1941-1944. In 1941 to 1942, mainly Jews – prisoners of the Chisinau ghetto – were shot there. The killings were carried out in an abandoned mine, which is located below the monument. Access to this place is now almost impossible. About 30 thousand corpses were found in the mine. Several thousand of them are Jews who were killed during the occupation. It is believed that several dozen prisoners of the Chisinau ghetto were brought there every day and killed. The rest of those killed are representatives of the Roma, Ukrainians, Russians, Moldovans, etc. They were killed in the period up to August 1944. It is possible that some of the victims were thrown into the mine while still alive or injured.