The Victims and Crimes of Communism from 1917 to the Present
Recorded on June 12, 2007
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium
It is a grave moral failing of our age that the full extent of
communism's inhumanity to man is not known. Who knows that
more than 100 million people have died under communism since the
Bolshevik Revolution of 1917? Who realizes that more than one
fifth of the world's population still lives - and not by their
choice - under communism?
This tragic oversight will be corrected, at least in part, with
the dedication of the Victims of Communism Memorial on Tuesday,
June 12, at its Capitol Hill site, two blocks from Union
As part of the day's activities, a distinguished panel of
historians, dissident leaders and former political prisoners will
hold a roundtable discussion on the costs of communism and what it
was like to live under a communist regime.