Museum of Communist Terror

The Museum of Communist Terror aims to keep alive knowledge and understanding of the deaths, terror and economic failure that took place under Communist regimes, primarily in the 20th century. The strategy is to do this through social media, videos, podcasts, the website, talks and films for schools and universities, events and the creation of a full-size museum in London. We are recording video interviews with people who have experienced Communist rule and acquiring exhibits for the proposed museum.

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Monday Aug 14, 2023

Interview with Jung Chang, author of 'Wild Swans', about her own and her family's experience of communist rule in China. Jung Chang's book "Wild Swans" was an international best-seller with sales of over 13 million copies. In this interview, Jung Chang describes how her communist party parents became disenchanted in the Cultural Revolution and were cruelly mistreated. How Mao declared that even grass was 'bourgeois'.

Monday Jan 23, 2023

One of the most influential books ever written about Communism and its history was One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
Giles Udy, historian and expert on the Gulag, tells the remarkable story of how this book came to be published in the Soviet Union.
At the end, James Bartholomew asks a follow up question.
This was an in-person and zoom event of the Museum of Communist Terror which took place on June 14th, 2022.

Thursday May 27, 2021

The 1989 revolt against the communist regimes dominated by Ceausescu in Romania began with an uprising in a city called Timisoara. But how did the Timisoara uprising begin? This is the remarkable story of how one pastor set off a chain of events that led to the downfall of a communist dictator. Zsolt Szilagyi, who was a witness and participant in these events, tells the story.

Wednesday Mar 24, 2021

"What millenials should know about Communism" - Talk by James Bartholomew at the Sydney Institute in October 2018.

Wednesday Mar 24, 2021

Talk by Roger Moorhouse, author of 'First To Fight', London, November 2019.

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