The Victims of Communism Museum was pleased to host a private evening reception for the Atlantic Council, the Renew Democracy Initiative, and Conservative Friends of Ukraine, bringing together senior Conservative Party leaders from the United Kingdom and leading American policymakers in Washington, D.C. to discuss the war in Ukraine and joint support efforts from the British and American governments.
On November 30, 2023, Romania’s Minister of Culture, Raluca Turcan, visited the Victims of Communism Museum in Washington DC, accompanied by the Advisor to the Minister of Culture, Ana Mirea, and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Romania, Mihaela Osorio. The delegation toured the museum galleries, including the temporary exhibit on the Ukrainian Holodomor, and met with Ambassador Andrew Bremberg, President of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. VOC was honored to discuss with the Minister the importance of remembering the victims of communism around the world, especially in Romania, and how best to preserve this history through educating about the dangers of communism.
Representatives of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation were pleased to attend a commemorative press conference on the one-year anniversary of the White Paper pro-freedom movement in China. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, spoke in front of the U.S. Capitol, along with Chinese pro-democracy activists and Uyghur and Hong Kong activists. Names of Chinese political prisoners were read aloud, and the CCP was decried for its numerous human rights violations.
Communist Cuba underwent its fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on November 15, 2023, at the UN Human Rights Council, a process Havana repeatedly subverted since 2009 by using front groups to drown out critical human rights reports by established human rights organizations.
Born in North Korea, Grace Jo nearly starved to death as a child during the famine of the 1990s. After her father was tortured and died for the “crime” of trying to find food for his family in China, and her grandmother died from malnourishment, Grace’s mother knew they had to escape North Korea, no matter the cost.
Each year on November 7, the free world marks the National Day for the Victims of Communism to remember those who have suffered and died at the hands of communist regimes in the past, and to stand for those who are fighting for freedom today.
Ian Urbina writes for The New Yorker highlighting research from VOC’s Dr. Adrian Zenz, Senior Fellow and Director in China Studies, on the connection between Uyghur forced labor and the international seafood business.
Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Olivia Enos, writes for Forbes highlighting research from VOC’s Dr. Adrian Zenz, Senior Fellow and Director in China Studies, on the fight to end Uyghur forced labor.
Vogue Business’ Megan Doyle highlighted research from VOC’s Dr. Adrian Zenz, Senior Fellow and Director in China Studies, on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and its affect on US imports.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation hosted Xi Van Fleet at the Victims of Communism Museum. It was an honor to discuss VOC’s mission and the importance of educating future generations on the brutality of the CCP’s regime.