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Yesterday, after years of delay and on the final day of High Commissioner Bachelet’s tenure in office, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released the long-awaited UN report on the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses… Read More

“For Beijing, this report is a major problem,” said Adrian Zenz, a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and a leading critic of the policies in Xinjiang. “Despite some shortcomings, it speaks very strongly… Read More

He was unable to preserve the Soviet ideological structure, but it wasn’t from lack of trying. Mikhail Gorbachev’s goal, according to his associates, was “socialism with a human face.” The belief that communism was reformable was what led him to… Read More

Read George F. Will’s review of the Victims of Communism Museum in the Washington Post.

Today, August 23, is Black Ribbon Day, a day of remembrance for the millions of victims who experienced unspeakable suffering or death under Soviet Communism and Nazi Germany. VOC remembers the victims of these oppressive regimes, and we continue to hope for… Read More

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Monika Jablonska as the 2022 VOC Senior Fellow in Polish Studies. Jablonska joins other VOC Scholars as part of our growing Polish Studies Program, created in… Read More

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) welcomes the publication last week for the Human Rights Council’s 51st session of the UN Special Rapporteur Report on contemporary forms of slavery, which concludes that forced labor among Uyghur, Kazakh, and other ethnic… Read More

China’s recent publicity stunt showing happy Uyghurs celebrating an Islamic holiday is a transparent attempt to proclaim that all is well in the Xinjiang region. But here, around two million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities toil under a repressive Chinese government. For… Read More

Dear Secretary Yellen and Secretary Blinken: We, the 56 undersigned organizations dedicated to human rights in China and to the plight of persecuted ethno-religious groups in the Uyghur Region, urge you to sanction all Chinese officials responsible for the genocide… Read More

National Seminar for Middle School and High School Educators Earlier in July, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation hosted its seventh annual National Seminar for Middle School and High School Educators. Teachers from public, private, and home schools­­ came together for… Read More