Platform mourns passing of Chairwoman of the Czech Confederation of Political Prisoners

January 21, 2017
Platform mourns passing of Chairwoman of the Czech Confederation of Political Prisoners

Prague, 20 January 2017. Ms Naděžda Kavalírová, Chairwoman of the Czech Confederation of Political Prisoners passed away today aged 93. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience mourns the passing of the long-term leader of its largest Czech Member organisation, a courageous, passionate and dedicated champion of coming to terms with the dark legacy...

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Happy New Year 2017 from the Platform!

December 30, 2016
Happy New Year 2017 from the Platform!

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Survey: two thirds of Czech secondary school students do not think coming to terms with totalitarianism has been sufficient; improvement of history lessons wanted

December 30, 2016
Survey: two thirds of Czech secondary school students do not think coming to terms with totalitarianism has been sufficient; improvement of history lessons wanted

Prague, 30 December 2016. Two thirds of Czech secondary school students do not think that coming to terms with totalitarianism in the country has been sufficient. This is the result of a long-term survey by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience carried out...

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German ARD airs documentary about Platform’s criminal complaint against Czechoslovak Communist perpetrators

December 14, 2016

Prague, 14 December 2016. The German 1st TV channel ARD aired a documentary on the work of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience last night. The film depicts the flight of 18-year-old East German Hartmut Tautz who was attacked by Czechoslovak border guard...

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Platform endorses decommunisation legislation in Bulgaria

December 5, 2016

Prague/Sofia , 5 December 2016. The President of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience sent an open letter to the President and the members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, expressing support of the Platform for a new decommunisation amendment...

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Platform meets politicians, admits five new Members and pays tribute to Holodomor victims in Kyiv, Ukraine

November 28, 2016
Platform meets politicians, admits five new Members and pays tribute to Holodomor victims in Kyiv, Ukraine

Prague, 28 November 2016. At the Council of Members held in Kyiv on 24-26 November 2016, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience admitted five new Member institutions and organisations – from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine and Albania. At the conclusion of...

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Proceedings of the international conference The Iron Curtain – Consequences of WWII

November 23, 2016
Proceedings of the international conference The Iron Curtain – Consequences of WWII

NEW PUBLICATION: Proceedings of the international conference The Iron Curtain – Consequences of WWII held in Budapest on 5 – 6 May 2015 The objective of the conference contributions was to fill in some of the remaining white areas on the map of Europe’s history and...

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German TV airs document about Platform’s criminal complaint

November 2, 2016

On 2 November 2016, German public TV channel MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk) aired a short documentary film about the criminal complaint filed in Germany by the Platform against 67 representatives of Communist Czechoslovakia for the killing of 5 Germans on the Iron Curtain during Communism....

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Platform Managing Director participates in first Memory Days in Tirana, Albania on 24-28 October 2016

October 27, 2016
Platform Managing Director participates in first Memory Days in Tirana, Albania on 24-28 October 2016

Tirana, 27 October 2016. The Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture, together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and other partners organised the first Memory Days in Tirana, a week-long event dedicated to coming to terms with the Stalinist Communist past of Albania. Albanians suffered...

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