‘Victims of Communism’ Museum opens in DC

by Anne Kader

Image: VOC Museum website



The Victims of Communism (VOC) proudly announces the grand opening of the Victims of Communism Museum on June 13, in Washington, DC, McPherson Square (900 15th St NW). The museum commemorates more than 100 million victims worldwide.


In the museum, one can witness the rise of communist ideology, birthed by Marx and Engels and experimented with the Bolshevik revolution led by Lenin and Gulags run by Stalin. Tens of millions were persecuted and brought to death under these evil regimes. Starvation, deprivation, imprisonment, and the murder of millions became commonplace.


The visitors will hear from dissidents and victims, including Cardinal József Mindszenty, Milada Horáková, Witold Pilecki, and Natalia Talanchuk. Gallery III honors those today who must still fight against Communism in China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam. 


‘The Victims of Communism Museum’ is the first museum to describe the history of communism and its current global reach across Europe, Asia, and South America. It consists of exhibit, conference, and event space totaling 9,492 square feet.


Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is an educational, research, and human rights NGO devoted to commemorating the more than 100 million victims of communism and pursuing the freedom of those still living under totalitarian regimes.




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