The Foundation for the History of Totalitarianism

The Foundation for the History of Totalitarianism is a non-profit organisation established to provide information and education about the history of totalitarianism, particularly in the 20th century. It aims to encourage study and research in a variety of ways including the creation of an annual history essay prize on a different subject each year. The winning entries will be published on the website.

It also aims to publish papers by scholars on various aspects of the history of totalitarianism.

Essay competition:
The Hungarian Revolution of 1956

Entries are invited for the 2022-2023 sixth form history essay prize.

A Letter from Sachsenhausen

One prisoners letter from the Nazi concentration camp to his wife.

Who were the Stasi?

Entries are invited for the 2022-2023 sixth form history essay prize.

A Vietnamese flag 1968

What is Fascism?

A lesson from history; fascism defined and in practice.

Ten victims of totalitarianism

Entries are invited for the 2022-2023 sixth form history essay prize.

Ten books about totalitarianism

The top ten books about totalitarianism, recommended by our social media followers.

The Nazi ‘pacification’ of Poland

From “The Devil’s Alliance” by Roger Moorhouse

The crushing of the Prague Spring, 1968

From “The Devil’s Alliance” by Roger Moorhouse

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