Victims of Communism Museum Review: A Red Reminder

The new museum in Washington—funded by private donors and gifts from the governments of Hungary, Poland, Estonia and Latvia—unsparingly illuminates the most murderous ideology of modern times

The Victims of Communism Museum, a $40 million project that opened here last month, is the world’s first museum dedicated to the victims of the most murderous ideology in modern times. With three permanent galleries and nearly 10,000 square feet of space in a Beaux Arts mansion at McPherson Square, this museum delivers a short, shocking history lesson in brutality and deceit, along with inspiring studies in courage and a jarring relevance.


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