23.08.2022 Events, History

‘Remember. 23 August’ – European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes

23 August marks the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes, proclaimed by the European Parliament in 2009.

It was on this day in 1939 that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union paved the way for the Second World War and totalitarian violence, from forced immigration to forced labour, from war crimes to genocide.

On this occasion, we invite you to take part in the commemoration by discovering on our social medias the story of three heroes who were victims of totalitarianism:

• Romanian heroine Doïna Cornea.
• The Latvian heroine Leva Lase.
• And the Polish hero Władysław Bartoszewski.

These videos were developed by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity.

In partnership with the Polish Institute Brussels, the Romanian Embassy in Brussels, the House of European History, the Embassy of Latvia in Belgium, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels.

Scheduled Events History