Crimes against humanity during communist regimes

The Living History Forum also focuses on calling our attention to crimes against humanity under communist regimes. For specific reasons we have decided to concentrate on those crimes against humanity that were committed during the communist regimes in the Soviet Union, China and Cambodia during the period between the Russian revolution and the fall of the wall (1917 – 1989).

From Dream to Terror - Film for the classroom (in Swedish)

"From Dream to Terror" is a film of 16 freestanding episodes, covering everything from the Gulag forced labour camps to the propaganda machinery of the regimes. Each episode comes with a set of exercises that the students can work on after having watched the film. The exercises have been designed to accentuate the link between history and today. The film was produced in 2013

Watch the trailer (in Swedish)

The aim is to increase the knowledge of the crimes committed and to give a perspective relevant to the times in which we are living.

Crimes against humanity under communist regimes - Research review

In 2008 we published a a comprehensible overview of the international research on the subject. This publication is based on the work of two leading Swedish experts in this field. In order to show how private individuals were affected, the fate of individuals has been given a central role in the material compiled for schools.
Read more and download the Research review (in English)

We also produced a separate exhibition "Dinner with Pol Pot", about the genocide in Cambodia, during 2009. This exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Cambodia Documentation Center.