New online Victims of Communism website memorial launched

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The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation announced today that it will launch an online Global Museum on Communism on June 16. The museum can be previewed at

The Museum will have numerous interactive features including the emotional stories of victims who suffered the most heinous crimes in history, essays on Communism by leading historians, a Gallery of Heroes who fought against Communism, including Lech Walesa and Vaclav Havel, and a Hall of Infamy documenting the deeds of Lenin, Stalin and Castro.

“As we mark the twentieth anniversaries of the Tiananmen Square student protests and the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is becoming clear that many people are beginning to forget the atrocities of Communism and are ignoring the perils of totalitarian governments,” said Dr. Lee Edwards, Chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

Each nation and people affected by Communism will have its own unique exhibit and will be part of the world’s most comprehensive online forum about Communism.

The museum’s launch ceremony will in fact be global in character. It will simultaneously be broadcast via the Internet to thousands of people worldwide, including many in Communist-controlled countries. New technology will enable Internet broadcasting, known as “streaming,” to bypass communist blocking equipment designed to keep information away from their citizens.

“Our aim is to educate the younger generations who use the latest technologies. The museum will be an international portal that will provide an online meeting place for scholars, researchers and activists to build their educational competence and share ideas,” said Dr. Edwards.

The mission of The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is to educate this generation and future generations about the history, philosophy, and legacy of Communism.

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