The court rehabilitated four refugees from the former GDR

December 13, 2018

Cheb, 11 December 2018. The District Court in Cheb (West Bohemia) has rehabilitated four citizens of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) who, during the old regime, had attempted to escape through Czechoslovakia to West Germany, were detained by members of the Czechoslovak Border Guard and then were handed over to the security authorities...

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Platform celebrates 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights with new educational tool

December 10, 2018

Prague, 10 December – To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience is introducing a new educational tool for students – a series...

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Platform commemorated the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine

November 28, 2018

Kyiv, 24 November – Dr Łukasz Kamiński, President of the Platform, took part in the events marking the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor on an invitation from the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ukraine. On 22 November the International Forum...

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Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience 2018 awarded in Ljubljana

November 16, 2018

Press Release Ljubljana / Prague, 14 November 2018 The Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience was awarded on 14 November in Ljubljana at the National Assembly during the international conference The Dark Side of the Moon: Dealing with the Totalitarian Past...

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Platform elects new Managing Director and admits five new member institutions from four countries

November 16, 2018

Press release Prague, Ljubljana – 16 November 2018. At its 8th annual Council of Members held on 13-15 November 2018 in Ljubljana and Bled, Slovenia, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience elected a new Managing Director and admitted four new institutions from Albania, Romania,...

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Platform held a discussion panel on the NNW Film Festival in Gdynia

October 10, 2018

Gdynia, 2 October 2018 – Dr. Andreja Valič Zver, the Director of the Slovenian Study Centre for National Reconciliation and the member of the Executive Board of the Platform, along with Gunārs Nāgels, the director of The Occupation Museum Association of Latvia, Petr Blažek, the...

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Italian version of Platform reader Lest We Forget released

September 5, 2018

Prague, 31 August – The Platform of European Memory and Conscience has released the Italian version of the reader Lest We Forget. Memory of Totalitarianism in Europe (“Per non dimenticare. Memoria del totalitarismo in Europa“). After the Czech, English, French, German, Ukrainian and Polish...

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Proceedings of the international conference “100 Years of Communism. History and Memory”

September 5, 2018

New publication: Proceedings of the international conference which was organised by the Platform and Prof. Stéphane Courtois, author and editor of the “Black Book of Communism”. The conference was organised and dedicated to the dark legacy of Communism and Communist dictatorships and was held on 8-9 November 2017...

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Proceedings of the international conference Totalitarianism, deportation and emigration

September 5, 2018

NEW PUBLICATION:  Proceedings of the international conference Totalitarianism, deportation and Emigration held in Viljandi, Estonia on 28 – 30 June 2016 The annual international conference of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience on the theme “The forced displacement of populations and waves of migration in 20th century...

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