Skip to comments.Cold War casualties of communism seek museum on National Mall
Posted on 06/19/2014 10:39:56 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
With Russia making waves on the world stage and Marxism resurfacing in some academic circles, those who survived communism say its time to get serious about building a museum to honor the victims of such governments and warn of the dangers of a relapse.
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation wants to break ground on a museum in Washington in October 2017, in time for the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution that created the Soviet Union.
What we see in Ukraine and Russia grappling with and dealing with the toxic legacy of Soviet communism in that part of the world, I think there is a growing awareness that this is a very serious and real issue, said Marion Smith, executive director of the foundation.
The museum would house documents, art and other historical artifacts, Mr. Smith said. While the foundation has some material, he said it is working with donors to gather other collections and would plan to work internationally with museums in former communist countries for rotating exhibits.
The museum would be a follow-up to the Victims of Communism Memorial, dedicated seven years ago in Washington on the 20th anniversary of President Reagans Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall speech at the Berlin Wall.
Critics of that memorial alleged that it condemned other countries without mention of American violations. For example, according to Russian news site Ria Novosti, Ukrainian communists reacted by opening a museum with exhibits on mass killings of American Indians, slavery, U.S. racism and invasion of foreign countries.
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Typical commie reaction. “But you did it too!” Never a peep about whether it is wrong.
It’s about time that the world recognize the unspeakable atrocities committed by lying, murdering, communist swine.
Russia is a big supporter of the Communist Party of Ukraine. KGB Putin supports Communists all over the world, and while he ruthlessly suppresses any true political dissent in Russia, he always makes sure the Russian Communist Party is allowed to operate without interference.
A monument to those fighting communism? In modern America?
Of course the one communist Poot doesn’t support is Comrade Zer0.
The only way this will ever happen is if there’s a “crimes of America” museum right next door.
Of course he supports his flexible comrade Barry most of all.
Our communist in chief will never agree to a memorial for the victims.
94.36 million (94.36 + 25 = 119.36 million)?
from the Black Book on Communism.
One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic... Joseph Stalin
The CIA Memorial Wall is already a pretty impressive cold war museum if you’re willing to understand it.
Sadly, the place would be converted into a shrine *to* Communism in short order. Wax Lenin duplicate and all.
The National Mall is turning into a Disneyland of memorials - they are coming faster and faster, and get stranger and more political with each new one.
How about just stopping all new memorials on the Mall completely - and leave it as an open green public space, as it was intended?
Good. Start with John Birch.
Add 60 million aborted babies in the US.
Never under comrade Obama.
Russia has as many as twice the number of abortions per year as the US, even though they only have half our population.
We have no shortage of Congressional specimens that could be stuffed, mounted and displayed behind glass at the new Communist museum.
Great book. And if the details contained within it aren’t enough for someone, you can use the thing to physically beat belief into them.
It is becoming a place for foreigners to plant their memorials, why don't they quit doing the ones that aren't about us.
I agree. The Holocaust Museum might be a good idea, but it has doesn't belong on the Mall. It should have been located somewhere else. I feel the same about this proposed museum. Put it somewhere else.
It is another symptom of mass immigration and the view that today America is just the world’s bus stop, that after 50 years of global immigration, we belong to the world now and are not only multi-cultural, but multi-national now.