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January 23rd, 2017

CHINA Punches, Kicks, and the “Dangling Chair”: Detainee Tells of Torture in China Chris Buckley, THE NEW YORK TIMES Xie Yang, a Chinese lawyer, described the abuse he faced as…
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January 19th, 2017

CHINA Trump Aide Sells China an Entree to Wall Street Hedge Funds Rick Carew and Lisa Beilfuss and Kane Wu, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL An adviser to President-elect Donald Trump is…
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January 18th, 2017

CHINA China’s Chief Justice Rejects an Independent Judiciary, and Reformers Wince Michael Forsythe, THE NEW YORK TIMES Chief Justice Zhou Qiang, China’s top judicial official, used warlike language on Saturday to…
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The Enduring Significance of Charter 77

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VOC Remembers Charter 77 at Georgetown Univerisity

VOC invites you to join us for a day of events at Georgetown University to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Learn More...

2017 National Seminar for High School Educators

Join Us The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) invites you to the 2017 National Seminar for High School Educators Learn More...

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Initiative #1


We are in dire need of witnesses today. Witnesses against the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, yes, but also witnesses to the heroism of those who resisted. VOC is telling the stories of those who resisted communism and who witnessed its brutal power.

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Initiative #2

Build the Museum

Permanently recording the immense suffering inflicted upon millions of people by communism must be done. Although a great amount of extraordinary work has been conducted in locations around the world, much of the evidence is either eroding over time or is not accessible to the public. Our goal is to help connect and integrate these […]

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Initiative #3

High School Curriculum

Numerous studies consistently reveal that America’s high school and college students do not know basic facts about the history of communism in the 20th century. In this environment, it is no wonder that personalities and symbols of communism are worn on clothing and even celebrated as signifying equality and justice. In an effort to remedy […]

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Initiative #4

Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

The Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom is awarded each year by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation to those individuals and institutions that have demonstrated a life-long commitment to freedom and democracy and opposition to communism and all other forms of tyranny.

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Initiative #5

The Gulag

“It is unthinkable in the twentieth century to fail to distinguish between what constitutes an abominable atrocity that must be prosecuted and what constitutes that “past” which “ought not to be stirred up.” ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 This virtual museum is devoted to the history of the Gulag, the vast network […]

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Initiative #6

The Memorial

The Victims of Communism Memorial was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 12, 2007. The dedication ceremony featured the unveiling of the “Goddess of Democracy,” a bronze replica of the statue erected by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China in the spring of 1989. Many world leaders have already visited the memorial […]

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“VOC teaches young people about the crimes of communism on behalf of everyone who suffered. ” Ilze and Richard Schwartz, Three Rivers, MI

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