The site contains names and biographical information of people of any ethnicity or nationality who were killed or repressed in Bulgarian territory between 1944 and 1989. This is part of a larger research project, whose goal is to collect all preserved evidence about the recipients of political repressions as a result of totalitarian regimes in Southeast Europe during the 20th century. Many more thousands of names will be entered in due course. The site is under constant renovation. We kindly ask you to submit additions and corrections. A form for submitting additional information can be downloaded here. You can send the filled-in form to [email protected]. The information on this site is based on archives, official publications, and personal testimonials.

Advisory Committee

  • Professor Mark Kramer, Program Director, Project on Cold War Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
  • Alexander Kashumov, Chair of the Legal Team of Program “Access to Information”; Legal Consultant  to the Bulgarian National Archives Agency
  • Irina Nedeva, Senior Editor, Bulgarian National Public Radio; Manager Political Debates, The Red House.  
  • Stoyan Totev, Professor of Economics, Institute of Economics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 
  • Evelina Kelbecheva, Professor of History, Department of History and Civilizations, American University in Bulgaria
  • Ana Luleva, Assoc. Professor, Head of  the Department of “Ethnology of Socialism and Post-socialism” 
  • Nikolay Nenov, Assoc. Professor, Director, Rousse Regional Museum of History 
  • Latchezar Toshev, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
  • Dilyana Ivanova, Ph.D., ARCS Chief Administrative Consultant; anthropologist and author of the ARCS Series Volume III monograph "Memories of Everyday Life during Socialism in the Town of Rousse, Bulgaria".
  • Philip Dimitrov, Ph.D., former Prime Minister of Bulgaria; Ambassador to the US; and EU Ambassador to the Republic of Georgia
  • Nassya Kralevska-Owens, journalist and author of the ARCS first academic publication "Communismvs. Democracy. Bulgaria 1944 to 1997."

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Memorial of the victims of communism, Sofia, 1999.
Authors: Architects Atanas Todorov and Dimitar Krastev.