Bulgarian President Vows Museum of Victims of Communism
Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, vowed Friday to do everything possible so that the country would have soon a museum and memorial of the victims and the repressed by the Communist regime.
He made the statement during the official opening of the multimedia exhibit Bulgaria 1944 – 1989, the Forbidden Truth. The ceremony at the building of the State Agency Archives was attended by former President, Petar Stoyanov (1997 – 2000) and the German Ambassador in Sofia, Matthias Hopfner.
Plevneliev said the new museum will have to reveal facts about the totalitarian State – its institutions, the secret services, and the decision-making process. He stressed the truth about the resistance movements against it and about its crimes must never be forgotten and should be told to the future generations.
"No one can offer excuses for the Communist regime and no one can any longer hold power that bans the truth. The fall of the Berlin Wall is the brightest symbol of the crash of the Communist doctrine," the President noted.
The exhibit at the Archives building contains documents, photographs, personal memoires, revealing little-known or hushed facts about the Communist repressions, the violations of human rights, and the privileges of the Communist "elite."
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