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Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20001


What We Do


Memorial. We built the world’s first memorial to every victim of communism, in sight of the U.S. Capitol and visited daily by dignitaries and tourists.

Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom. We honor those who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to freedom and democracy and opposition to communism.

Witness Project. We produce an award-winning oral history video series featuring the stories of men and women who have witnessed communism.

Victims of Communism Memorial Day. Each year on November 7th, we 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.


Middle and High School. We provide professional development training for teachers based on our curriculum Communism: Its Ideology, Its History, and Its Legacy.

College Programs. We host lectures, conferences, and film screenings for college students to help educate new generations about the dangers of communism and socialism.

Study Centers. Our geographically-focused study centers host fellows who produce research and reports that help people better understand regional history and current events.

China Forum. We host programs to help Americans understand the nature of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Communist Party, and key issues in U.S.-China relations.


Captive Nations Coalition. We boost dissident truth-telling by convening rallies, fostering dialogue, briefing policymakers, and conferring our Dissident Human Rights Award.

Latin America Programs. We support freedom and democracy in the Western Hemisphere, especially in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.

China Programs. We convene rallies, protests, briefings, and vigils to raise awareness of the CCP’s violation of human rights and to advocate for and commemorate their victims.

Transatlantic Human Rights Forum. We provide a platform for transatlantic leaders to promote understanding and solidarity for the future of free democracy and civil society.


Government Relations. We engage Congress and the Administration through our bipartisan Congressional Caucus, briefings, rallies, and congressional testimony.

Annual Collectivism Report. We conduct a national poll and report on generational attitudes toward socialism, communism, and collectivism.

Local Commissions. We partner with community leaders to raise awareness about communism through public events, media campaigns, and professional development.

Speakers Bureau. We drive the scholarly and public debates on related issues through lectures from our most closely affiliated experts.

Art, Archives, Artifacts, and Public Exhibitions. We acquire, curate, and present to the public a growing collection of art, archives, and artifacts.