German prosecutors call killing of refugees on the border of the ČSSR an international crime and suggest liability for murder for the responsible commanders. Thus the acts have not expired.

March 27, 2017

EN: Press release PEMC 27.3.2017 DE: Pressemitteilung PEMC 27.3.2017 CZ: Tiskova zprava PEMC 27.3.2017 Prague, 27 March 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience has received two letters already from German prosecutors concerning its comprehensive criminal complaint of 18 August 2016 on the killing of refugees on the borders of Communist Czechoslovakia. According...

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How to apply for rehabilitation and compensation for refugees killed on the borders of former Czechoslovakia – FAQ

March 21, 2017

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOAD: DE:        Rehabilitierung und Entschaedigung fuer die Toetung eines Fluechtlings an der Grenze der CSSR 20.3.2017 EN:        Rehabilitation and compensation for the killing of a refugee on the borders of the CSSR 21.3.2017 CZ:        Rehabilitace a odskodneni za zabiti uprchlika na...

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Breakthrough court ruling in Bratislava: Killing of refugee was a crime, family has a right to compensation!

March 13, 2017

Bratislava / Prague, 13 March 2017. In a breakthrough decision, the district court Bratislava I. decided today to fully rehabilitate Hartmut Tautz, the 18-year-old refugee  who was killed by border guard dogs on the Czechoslovak border with Austria in 1986. Hartmut’s family is entitled...

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Platform calls for a minute of silence for the women executed, killed, imprisoned, tortured and persecuted during Communism

March 6, 2017

Prague/Tallinn/Riga/Vilnius/Warsaw/Berlin/Dresden/Bratislava/Ljubljana/Bucharest/Tirana/Kyiv/8 March 2017. On 8 March, the day recognised as International Women’s Day, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience calls for a minute of silence at 12.00 noon CET for the millions of women who fell victim to the Communist dictatorship. The International...

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Proceedings of the international conference “Central European countries under Soviet oppression and attempts at democratisation”

February 27, 2017
Proceedings of the international conference “Central European countries under Soviet oppression and attempts at democratisation”

Bilingual Czech-English proceedings of the International Conference on the 60th anniversary of the 1956 revolution and freedom fight in Hungary held in Prague on 22 September 2016. The conference was organised by the Embassy of Hungary in Prague together with the Platform of European Memory...

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Commemoration ceremony in former totalitarian prison in Brno, Czech Republic

February 23, 2017
Commemoration ceremony in former totalitarian prison in Brno, Czech Republic

Brno, 21 February 2017 – The Platform and its Czech member organisation Paměť (Memory) commemorated the Nazi and Communist victims and those who were executed in the former Cejl prison in Brno. The former prison building on Cejl Street in Brno, which is located close...

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Success for Platform’s “JUSTICE 2.0” project: Polish prosecutors investigating former Czechoslovak politburo member for killings on the Iron Curtain

February 21, 2017

Prague / Warsaw / Bratislava, 21 February 2017. The prosecutors of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) – the Main Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation – have instituted criminal proceedings in cases of Polish refugees killed by high-voltage...

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JUSTICE 2.0 working meeting in Prague on 14-15 February 2017

February 20, 2017
JUSTICE 2.0 working meeting in Prague on 14-15 February 2017

Prague, 17 February 2017 – Representatives of Platform Members, 14 governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations from 10 countries of Europe and North America convened in Prague on 14-15 February 2017 for a closed working meeting of the JUSTICE 2.0 project. The participants discussed the...

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Slovak Nation’s Memory Institute representatives visit Platform office in Prague

February 3, 2017
Slovak Nation’s Memory Institute representatives visit Platform office in Prague

Prague, 25 January – Mr Ondrej Krajňák, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Slovak Nation’s Memory Institute and Mr Pavol Kossey, Director of the Chairman`s Secretariat visited the Platform office in Prague. They held discussions with Platform Managing Director Ms Neela Winkelmann about...

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