Day of Mourning and Hope

June 14, 1941 was the day of horror on which Stalin’s mass deportations started in Lithuania. It is now remembered as the “Day of Mourning and Hope”.

Paulo Gomes, a 17-year-old high school student at the Jesuit-run Colegio Anchieta, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is majoring in economics and history and has taken took an interest in the rise and consequences of Communism.

As I have been my entire life, he was shocked to realize that the general Brazilian population knows of Hitler, but no one knows of the horrors perpetrated by Stalin, which far exceeded those of Hitler. It was this historical imbalance, and justice imbalance, that motivated me a decade ago to launch the Hope and Spirit project. It is this same imbalance that motivated Paulo to also do something.

Paulo translated seven of my Hope and Spirit videos into Portuguese. These are available for viewing on his channel by clicking HERE.

On June 3, 2021, he interviewed me concerning my motivation in organizing this two-year project. He translated the video into Portuguese. The interview, in English, but with Portuguese subtitles, can be seen by clicking HERE.

Paulo did all of this time-consuming work purely out of his own personal interest. This labor had nothing to do with his schoolwork.

I am extremely grateful to Paulo for his efforts to make this information available to the Portuguese speaking world. Thank you, Paulo.

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