The Foundation

Everywhere in the world humanity has suffered immensely by the treatment of two of the most bloodthirsty dictatorships. We still think with the same great distress of the victims, killed by national socialism and communism, and this still fills us with bitterness. Unfortunately there had not been a place before 2006 to keep their memory in honour! A special place where we can commemorate in a proper way all children, women and men whose lights have been put out by the red frenzy: victims in Hungary, the former Czechoslovakia, the former DDR, Poland, the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Rumania, the former Soviet Union, China, Tibet, North Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Cuba, Nicaragua, Peru, Ethiopia, Angola, Mozambique and more countries. In order to preserve the memory of these martyrs, we raised a monument for the 100 million victims of international communism in our village on the North-Eastern edge of Budapest in October 2006, on the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian battle for freedom. Besides ethical considerations, the moral munition has been provided by the resolution 1481 (2006) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, entitled Need for international condemnation of crimes of totalitarian communist regimes.

It is generally known that the first leak in the ship of communism was caused by the Hungarian uprising in 1956. In spite of the fact that this uprising took place in an isolated position, and that Hungary was left to its fate by the world, it succeeded for two autumn weeks to inspire people in several countries of the world. People who attach great value to freedom could be kept in the grip. Now, half a century later, we can still hear in our thoughts the last dramatical message of the free revolutionary radio-transmitter in Budapest: “Now we shall die for Europe”. Therefore the monument refers to the heroism of those days too. We are convinced that the monument gives satisfaction to an enormous number of survivors, what more, it would possibly contribute to the spiritual revival of our region by its informative and educative character.