23 de agosto- Día Europeo de Conmemoración de las Víctimas del Estalinismo y el Nazismo

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European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

August 23, 2023

“On 23 August, on the anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes is observed. It was on that day in 1939 that an agreement between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union opened the gate to Second World War and all kinds of totalitarian violence: from forced migration through slave labour and war crimes to genocide, including an event unprecedented in world history – the Holocaust. 23 August brings back the memory of millions those who fell victim to totalitarian regimes, including the inmates of Nazi concentration camps, death camps, Soviet gulags and Stalinist prisons”. © ENRS, European Project “Remember. August 23”.

Let’s remember that day with several tools:

The Who Were the Victims of the National Socialists? guide to explore the history of different groups of people persecuted by the National Socialists (EuroClio/ Max Mannheimer Study Centre)

Who Were the Victims of the National Socialists

– the history of Milada Horákova, a Czech politician, arrested and sent to Nazi prisons and camps during World War II as a member of the Resistance. Later, during the communist era, she was the victim of a judicial murder committed by the communist party on trumped-up charges of conspiracy and treason (ENRS).