I would like to rise awareness about the victims nobody wants to hear about: Victims of Communism.
They happen to be the most forgotten victims in the world because, unlike Nazism, Communism has not been properly condemned in the west because of political reasons.
Jew holocaust: 6 million
WW2 total deaths: over 60 million
Communist holocaust: over 100 million
Besides 100mil+ number of people executed or killed in labor camps, the problems of poverty and oppression affected everybody. 1/3 of the world was forced to live in unimaginable poverty and oppression.
In 1990, most communist countries were standing at 1,600$ pib per capita. But free market economy managed to save some of them after communism collapsed. After a decade of stagnation called “tansition period” where all communist states stagnated, those who adopted liberal economy managed to rise. My country rose from 1600$ to about 10.000$. The more capitalistic the country, the better it was after 89 as shown by this graph:
Now take a look at the grapth with USA included:
And on top of starvation, lack of electricity, lack of toilet paper etc. the big problem that everybody hated was oppression. Having a strange haircut got you in jail. Making a bad joke about the regime or communism in general got you in jail. Complaining in any way about the country put you in jail. Listening to “Radio Europa Libera” got you in jail. Not showing your respects to police or important people got you in touble - and where could you go to complain ? You could also be put in jail or labor camp arbitrarely or by mistake. Good luck complaining about it. This created huge fear in society that even today has not fully disappeared from people hearths, some still maintaining this fear mentality. The reason it was so much fear was because anybody could snitch on you. Your neibourghs, your family members, anybody could snitch on you for a reward and get you in the labor camp. Not snitching put you in jail too. The government can never control the people with their 10,000 secret police. The way repressive regimes control people is by making them turn on each other. Romania in particular was very repressive, been one of the few countries in the world to be run like North Korea - meaning with as much repression as it could be enforced on you. One Theravada Buddhist country suffered an even worse fate than Romania. 25% of Cambodgia population was massacred by Pol Pot regime.
Today, free market economy has taken most communist countries out of poverty. But there are still places in the world where such a thing was attempted, such as Venezuela : Venezuela Is Falling Apart - The Atlantic
Many people in the west are completely unaware of what communism means and wear T-shirts with Che Guevara or Mao Zaedong, people responsible for the biggest holocaus in modern human history. Victism of nazism are well represented in the curriculum of many universities but the same can not be said about victims of communism witch are basically invisible, put under the carpet because of political reasons. It would be good if one day, they will be taken out of the carpet and awareness about the problem will rise. Despite the 100 million figure, much more bigger than 6 million jews + 1/3 of world population living in hell, - communism has not been properly condemned to this day.