Museums and monuments to the memory of the victims of Communist dictatorships

Herausgeber: Anna Kaminsky; Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur
472 Seiten, 238 meist farbige Abb.
in englischer Sprache
24,5 x 16,5 cm, Klappenbroschur
Erscheinungsdatum 8.4.2019
ISBN 978-3-95498-391-9
Since the collapse of Communist systems of tyranny, memorials of many kinds have been erected in the states of Central and Eastern Europe as well as in Africa, Asia, Australia and America; indeed, some were created while the Communist system was still in place: Memorials, museums, monuments, religious buildings and sculpture parks recall the Communist dictatorships and their victims, along with opposition and resistance to, and the final overcoming of, these unjust regimes. This volume presents a selection of 119 places of remembrance in 35 countries. In addition to an overview of the history of the crimes in question, the individual contributions cast light on the origins of the memorials and document the efforts to restore the memory of the victims of Communist tyranny to its rightful place in public awareness.