The extraordinary experiences of Amei Li in the Cultural Revolution
Interview with the author of “Pink Flower – Growing Up in Mao’s China” by Zoom, 27th July 2022.
How the uprising against Nicolae Ceaușescu began – Zoom event with Zsolt Szilagyi
Interview with Zsolt Szilagyi, a witness and participant in the events that led to the downfall of Ceaușescu in Romania.
Beatings and torture: the Securitate response to the beginning of the revolt against Communist rule
This short excerpt from a longer video features Árpád Gazda, a peaceful dissident. He was arrested by the Securitate, the secret police, and beaten up.
How Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s book, “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”, came to be published.
Giles Udy tells the story of how the book came to be published and the reaction it caused. James Bartholomew asks a follow-up question. Event, June 14th 2022.
The extraordinary story of how a peaceful pastor provided the spark which led to the overthrow of Ceaușescu
The extraordinary story of how a peaceful pastor, László Tőkés, provided the spark that led to the overthrow of the communist regime in Romania.
What was it like in the Gulag? Interview with a survivor
Interview with one of the last living survivors of the Gulag: Ivanna Maszczak, who was sent to the notorious region of Kolyma.
Love in the Gulag
A story of romance in the Gulag between a man and a woman who never met. James Fox voiced the words of an emotional letter written by Vladmir in the Gulag.
What was it like to be caught up in the Cultural Revolution? Amy Li ‘s experience of the Red Guards
Amy Li was a schoolgirl when Chairman Mao began the Cultural Revolution in 1966. Some of her classmates were Red Guards.
One of the last remaining survivors of the Gulag
Ivanna, from Ukraine, was sent across Russia to the north east corner of Siberia: Kolyma. Now in her 90’s, this is her testimony about life in the Gulag.
Three escape attempts from Communist Hungary
Joseph made three attempts to escape Communist Hungary in 1969. Why did Joseph Forgas decide to escape from Communist Hungary? How did he try to get out?