Communist legacy

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What is communism?

Communism is a political ideology born in the 19th century that set as its objective the building of a classless society in which all means of production and all that is produced is owned in common by all members of society. Private property is replaced by public property. Communism is totalitarian by its nature. Its objective was the subjugation of the whole of society to ideology and the exclusive leadership of the Communist Party.

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Justice and condemnation

Since the 1990s, persons guilty of crimes of communist regimes have been taken to court in many former Eastern Bloc countries. For many years, appeals have been issued for the formation of an international tribunal to try the crimes of communism.

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Why commemorate the victims of communism?

Communist regimes of terror are part of the historical identity of the peoples who endured them, and of the whole world. The tens of millions of victims of communist terror and genocide, are a warning from the past of the consequences of lust for power and politics guided by inhuman ideologies.

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Museums and memorials around the world

Museums, exhibitions, memorials and memorials dedicated to communist victims around the world.

Books and movies

Suggestions for those who want to read through a worthy book or watch a good film about communism, red regimes and the destinies of people who were forced to live and die under their influence.