Laogai Museum1109 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
- Droits de l'Homme
The Laogai Museum opened in November 2008 with the support of the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund, and is the first museum in the United States to directly address human rights in China. It is our hope that the museum will preserve the memory of the Laogai's many victims and serve to educate the public about the atrocities committed by China's Communist regime.
The museum will preserve the memory of the Laogai's many victims, including the millions who perished within the labor camps, and serve to educate the public about the horrors and atrocities committed by China's Communist regime. To this end, the museum will not only introduce the history and structure of the Laogai, but will also tell the personal stories of many of its prisoners. Since its inception in the early 1950s, an estimated 40-50 million people have been imprisoned in the Laogai, many of them prisoners of conscience.
Nicole Kempton is the Program Director of the Museum.
For other net participants we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, deliver a lecture, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the following field: Chinese human rights issues.