Jaden Lam Phan, aged 9, was put in a cell and beaten for not informing on his father who, like a million others, was trying to escape Communist Vietnam.
Through unique circumstances, an ordinary man who had been sent from Ukraine to Siberia was invited to London during the Soviet era. His son, who had become a British MP, took his father to Oxford Street. The father literally did not believe that Marks & Spencer was open to everyone. He was sure it could only be available to party members.
Vera Lengsfeld returns to the Stasi prison where she was held and tells how you could be imprisoned just for thinking of doing something that the state did not allow.
Ioanna Voicu-Arnautoiu was born in a forest where her parents were resisting the Communist take-over of Romania. Eventually her parents were captured. The first and last photo of her mother that she has is the one taken by the Securitate, the secret police.
Witold Pilecki is the extraordinary man who volunteered to go into Auschwitz concentration camp. The Polish resistance wanted to know what was going on in this camp created by the German invaders. Pilecki was asked to get into it and report what was happening there. If possible, he was to organise a revolt.
Most people in the advanced world have not heard of Holodomor but it was one of the most terrible crimes of the 20th century. It has been recognised as a genocide by over 15 countries including Canada, Australia and the Vatican.