Artefacts Acquired

Chinese poster during the cult of Chairman Mao Zedong. It has been translated as:  "He who opposes Chairman Mao will have his dog head smashed".

Identity card of a Gulag staff member: Front cover: "USSR Proletariats of the World Unite Gulag".

Inside left: "Issued 6 March 1938 Moscow [signature]" .

Inside right: "People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs Central Administration for Camps and Prisons identity card 87 Comrade Kolnakov working for Central Administration of Camps and Prisons of the NKVD in the fight against gangsterism Valid until March 1938 Under the Administration of Gulag NKVD - [signatures] Secretary of Administration for Gulag NKVD - [signature]  

The Museum welcomes donations of artefacts including original letters sent from Gulag or re-education camps; objects made in such camps; drawings and other items. Please email:


"What millenials should know about Communism" Talk by James Bartholomew at the Sydney Institute in October 2018.


The infographics can be downloaded and shared. Hover the cursor over any infographic and icons will appear. The infographics are freely available for individual, school or university use. Copyright is reserved for commercial use.


“Importing Class War - the unknown story of the Soviet Invasion of Poland, 1939" 

Talk by Roger Moorhouse, author of First To Fight, London, November 2019. 


The Museum of Communist Terror aims to keep alive knowledge and understanding of the deaths, terror and economic failure that took place under Communist regimes, primarily in the 20th century. The strategy is to do this through social media, this website, talks and films for schools and universities, lobbying for improvements in the teaching of the history of Communist regimes, events and the creation of one or more small museums leading up to the development of a full-size museum in London. Video interviews are being made with people who have survived Communist oppression or whose lives have been affected. We are seeking to acquire artefacts for the Museum.


Honorary President: Viscount Ridley


James Bartholomew (Director)


Dr Eamonn Butler

Giles Udy

Thomas Borwick

Daniel Hannan M.E.P.

Baron Vinson
Tim Montgomerie

Company number 10970407

Short Videos

Amy Li was a schoolgirl when Chairman Mao began the Cultural Revolution in 1966. Some of her classmates were Red Guards. Amy saw and heard how they tormented teachers especially the Party Secretary. Please be aware that this video describes torture and death.

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.

Joseph made three attempts to escape Communist Hungary. Ifcaught, he faced five to ten years in jail.

Holodomor: starvation to death of 3.9m people enforced by Stalin featuring Anne Applebaum, author of "Red Famine".

The story of the man living in the Soviet Union who literally did not believe that Marks & Spencer was open to the public. He was sure it would only be accessible to party members. 


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Speakers at Schools and Universities

The Museum of Communist Terror is sometimes able to provide a speaker for schools and universities on a limited basis in London and nearby areas. Please contact for further information.


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