On the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes we introduce you to the stories of those impacted by Nazi and Communist totalitarianisms. Watch our new spots on-line.
As every year on 23 August, ENRS recalls the victims of totalitarian regimes. On that date, the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact was signed in 1939. The pact concluded between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, with a secret protocol which launched the Second World War, established a framework for the co-existence of two totalitarian regimes: Nazi and Communist.
Mala Zimetbaum and Edek Galiński is a history of an exceptional love story. After an unsuccessful attempt at escape, both perished in the German concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Peter Mansfeld was the youngest victim of repression after the 1956 revolution in Hungary. He was hanged at barely the age of 18.