It is impossible to hash-up everything!
What are we going to do about those who were arrested, executed?... Now
we know that the victims of repression were innocent. We have
irrefutable evidence that they, not even from far the enemies of the
people, were honourable men and women, devoted to the Party. the
revolution, the Lenin idea of building Socialism and Communism... It
is impossible to hush-up everything. Sooner of later, those who are in
prisons, camps, will walk out of there and return to their homes. And
than they will start talking about what have happened to their
relatives, friends, comrades... How to pretend that we don't know what
happened?... We know that it was the rule of repression and autocracy in
the Party and the Congress, we must say what we know...In the life of
every persons who had committed a crime a moment arrives when the
confession ensures him at least a forgiveness if not absolution...
The first confession to Communist crimes in the so-called "secret
report" by Nikita Hruschev, the first secretary of the Soviet Communist
Party, at the XX Congress, on February 24, 1956.