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Witness Project Documentary

Stephanie Salazar Landaeta is a human rights lawyer from Venezuela. After her country was ensnared by socialism under Hugo Chávez, her once prosperous home spiraled into oppression, poverty, and the slow erasure of democracy. Stephanie refused to remain silent and… Read More

VOC highlights the tragic and powerful stories of victims of communism through our award-winning Witness Project video and podcast series. Today, we are proud to present the newest episode of the Witness Project, featuring Maximo Alvarez, who escaped communist Cuba through the Pedro Pan Operation. 

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.

Born in Soviet-occupied Lithuania in 1954, Boris Hoffman grew up hearing the brutal stories of Stalin’s Gulag from his family, friends, and neighbors. Raised by parents who refused to join the communist party, and grandparents whose farm was collectivized by the state… Read More