This article describes the challenges the Terezín Memorial faced commemorating the victims of Nazi persecution under a Communist government that suppressed information about the history of Jews, anti-Semitism, and resistance movements in the Czech Lands. It also describes how the gradual political opening in that region has enabled the Terezín Memorial to raise awareness about the suffering that took place in Terezín in the past, as well as about the disastrous consequences of the suppression of freedom, democracy, and human rights.

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