The collection of information about victims
International project “Victims of Communist Violence”
The Hungarian Committee of National Remembrance began the project “Victims of Communist Violence” one hundred years after the events in Saint Petersburg (formerly Petrograd), when a political group advocating the communist ideology ascended to power after the October Revolution. In the project, they began publishing short biographies of people who were victims of communist aggression, one of the totalitarian ideologies of the 20th century, on their website and social media pages. Each day, they published one story comprised of a short description of the victim’s life and a photograph of the victim. The goal of the project is to show the value of each human life and to remember all who were victims of dictatorship and repression at any point in time. They all deserve remembrance and respect, no matter if their names are known or not. The Study Centre for National Reconciliation participates in the project for Slovenia.
The following partner institutions participated in the project as well: Buza László Egyesület a Nemzetközi és Regionális Tanulmányokért – The Buza László Association for International and Regional Studies (Cluj); the Forum Minority Research Institute (Šamorín); the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (Bucharest); the State Archival Service of Ukraine (Kiev); the Institute of National Remembrance (Warsaw); the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (Prague); the Nation’s Memory Institute (Bratislava); the Museum of Genocide Victims (Vilnius); the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship (Berlin) and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute (Graz).
You can view the published stories at http://www.neb.hu/en/100-years-the-victims-of-the-communist-aggression and on the social media page of the institution.
In 2018, we began publishing short biographies of Slovenian victims of totalitarianisms, which we present on our website and Twitter page: