See this online text:
- “The Crimes of the Communist Regime in Hungary: National Report”, compiled by János M. Rainer. Available in pdf format at the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.
- This text forms part of a larger work, Crimes of the Communist Regimes: Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Prague, 24-26 February 2010, by Jiří Liška et al., edited by David Svoboda and Cóílín O’Connor, translated by Cóílín O’Connor et al. (Prague: Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, 2011), which has been made available in pdf format at the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes.
See also the following ebooks previously posted in the Project:
- Chronicle of the Catholic Church in Lithuania (Translation of Authentic First-Hand Reports from Soviet-Occupied Lithuania), No. 10: Struggle for Survival (Maspeth, Long Island, New York: The Lithuanian Roman Catholic Priests’ League). With a letter to the Lithuanian people from Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty dated “75 02 22” or 22 February 1975, which only appears on the pdf copy. May be read online on this page and available in pdf format on this page at Chronicle of the Catholic Church in Lithuania. [N.B., The title of the Chronicle in Lithuanian appears to be Lietuvos Katalikų Bažnyčios Kronika]
- Mindszenty Report, Vol. XLVII, No.10 (October 2005), “The City of God: Cultural Conﬂict in a World of Contradiction”. Available in PDF format on this page of the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation.
- Nonviolent Resistance in Lithuania: A Story of Peaceful Liberation, by Grazina Miniotaite. Available in PDF format at the Albert Einstein Institution.
In solidarity with the observance of the Memorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships in Hungary. For other texts relating to the persecution perpetrated under Communism, see Part II. Historical Persecution: Attacks on the Church and the Faithful: Under Communism of our index page Anti-Catholicism and Persecution. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).
“The Church of Silence will never understand the kind of diplomacy which would make it possible for the atheists to rejoice over the fact that the Vatican itself disagrees with those priests and laity who are struggling and suffering for the Fai[t]h. In return for diplomatic concessoins [sic], the atheistic government can promise much, sign the most beautiful treaties, but these will remain a dead letter, like the Declaration of Human Rights, which the atheistic government signed.” (Chronicle of the Catholic Church in Lithuania, No. 10)
“Your nation now faces probably the hardest ordeal of its history. Do not lose heart. Injustice, wrong and crime will never be transformed into justice, right and blessings merely by the fact that a long interval has elapsed. Have confidence, pray and renew yourselves spiritually and your country and your nation will be restored to freedom and dignity. Do not hate; the more and better we pray for our persecutors, the sooner will their hearts be converted to what we pray for.” (Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty, Letter to the Lithuanian People, 1975)