Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

Victims of Communism
Centennial Commemoration

November 7 - 9, 2017

Washington, DC

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July 26th, 2017

CHINA Hong Kong Rail Plan Raises Fears Of Mainland China’s Influence Austin Ramzy, THE NEW YORK TIMES A proposal to lease part of a new Hong Kong rail terminal to mainland China and to…
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July 25th, 2017

CHINA From Political Star To “A Sacrificial Object” In China Chris Buckley, THE NEW YORK TIMES All the political stars seemed aligned for Sun Zhengcai to be promoted to a top…
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July 24th, 2017

CHINA Surviving Tiananmen “Gentlemen” Mum On Chinese Nobel Laureate’s Death Benjamin Kang Lim & Philip Wen, REUTERS Liu Xiaobo was one of the “Four Gentlemen” of Tiananmen Square, the group that staged a…
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Victims of Communism Centennial Commemoration

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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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