The Victims of Communism

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
-Alexander Solzhenitsyn


The Numbers

  • U.S.S.R.            20 million deaths
  • China                 65 million deaths
  • Vietnam             1 million deaths
  • North Korea       2 million deaths
  • Cambodia          2 million deaths
  • Eastern Europe 1 million deaths
  • Latin America    150,000 deaths
  • Africa                 1.7 million deaths
  • Afghanistan       1.5 million deaths

The total approaches 100 million people killed

The Crimes

  • The execution of tens of thousands of hostages and prisoners without trial, and the murder of hundreds of thousands or rebellious workers and peasants from 1918 to 1922
  • The famine of 1922, which caused the deaths of 5 million people
  • The extermination and deportation of the Don Cossacks in 1920
  • The murder of tens of thousands of people in concentration camps from 1918 to 1930
  • The liquidation of almost 690,000 people in the Great Purge of 1937-38
  • The deportation of 2 million kulaks in 1930 to 1932
  • The destruction of 4 million Ukrainians and 2 million others by means of an artificial and systematically perpetuated famine in 1932-33
  • The deportation of hundreds of thousands of Poles, Ukrainians, Balts, Belarusians, Moldovans, and Bessarabians from 1939 to 1941, in 1944-45, and again in 1949
  • The deportation of the Volga Germans in 1941
  • The wholesale deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1943
  • The wholesale deportation of the Chechens in 1944
  • The wholesale deportation of the Ingush in 1944
  • The deportation and extermination of the urban population in Cambodia from 1975 to 1978
  • The slow destruction of the Tibetans by the Chinese since 1950
  • Crimes committed by the regimes of Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung, and Pol Pot

Source : The Black Book of Communism