Iron Curtain Falling: The History and Legacy of Communism in Europe

Victims of Communism — Memorial Foundation

Iron Curtain Falling: The History and Legacy of Communism in Europe

A panel with leading academics from America and Europe discussed the experiences of those living under communism during the 1989 reunification of Europe. Panelists will also discuss the legacy of communism in Central and Eastern Europe and highlight how that legacy still affects social and political structures and economic arrangements in the region.

Remarks by: Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Congressman  Andy Harris.

Panelists included: Dr. Richard Pipes, historian, author, and professor emeritus of history at Harvard University; Dr. Maria Schmidt, Director-General of Terror House Museum in Budapest; Dr. Lee Edwards, Chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation; Myroslav Marynovych, Vice-Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University and 2014 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom recipient; and Dr. Stephen Szabo, Executive Director of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund.

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Jun 11, 2014
3:00pm — 5:00pm

Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC,