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Maserati, Rolls Royce, Mercedes, Cadillac… a glimpse into comrade Brezhnev’s luxurious car choices

By Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska   It is 1980. Not far from Zavidovo, Soviet Republic. Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev is driving recklessly from […]

Hill of Crosses in Lithuania a pilgrimage destination and a site of peaceful resistance

By Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska Hill of Crosses situated about 12 km north of the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania is a pilgrimage destination […]

Refugee bleeding to death symbolizes the brutality of the Berlin Wall

August 17, 1962: Peter Fechter killed by GDR border troops   By Patrick van Schie   Peter Fechter bleeds to […]

A life in Romania under Ceausescu

Description of Nausicaa Marbe, Waiting for the West (Amsterdam, 2022) ISBN 9789044647280   Patrick van Schie   The Iron Curtain […]

This war has never been honestly accounted for

By Roger MOORHOUSE   September 1 is the conventional start date for the European war.  But little in life is […]

The Hungarian Uprising, October 23 to November 4, 1956

By Patrick van Schie   65 years ago, an uprising against communist rule took place in Hungary. It was not […]

MDM and Constitution Square in Warsaw remnants of communist past and witness of freedom

By Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska When you are in the capital city of Poland Warsaw you definitely cannot miss Marszałkowska Residential District […]

Mass grave from the Stalin era found in Ukraine

The remains of between 5,000 and 8,000 victims of communist terror were found in 29 graves in the southern city […]

Last doomed propaganda campaign of a dying communist regime

Interview by Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska with David Hill and Ilona Karwinska, directors of ‘Neon Muzeum’ in Warsaw, first and only museum […]

EIOCO visits General Ryszard Kukliński Museum in Warsaw

On August 6 our board represented by Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska and Aloys Bruggeman visited the General Ryszard Kukliński Museum in Warsaw […]

Statement of the Mayor of Poznań on 65th anniversary of Poznań uprising

Mr Jacek Jaśkowiak, mayor of Poznań prepared an exclusive statement for EIOCO on the 65th anniversary of Poznań uprising.   […]

Poznań protests of 1956

By Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska   65 years ago on the 28 June of 1956, at 6 a.m. Poznań ( city in […]