Platform files criminal complaint against last surviving Czechoslovak politburo members Jakeš, Štrougal, Colotka and further persons for killing on the borders

September 21, 2017
Platform files criminal complaint against last surviving Czechoslovak politburo members Jakeš, Štrougal, Colotka and further persons for killing on the borders

Brno, 21 September 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience filed a criminal complaint today with the Supreme state prosecutor’s office of the Czech Republic in Brno against the last living members of the presidium of the Central committee of the Communist party of Czechoslovakia Milouš Jakeš, Lubomír Štrougal and Peter Colotka, as...

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Competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels receives patronages from EU Commissioner and the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Belgium

August 25, 2017
Competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels receives patronages from EU Commissioner and the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Belgium

Prague, 25 August 2017. The competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels, organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience under the high patronage of the European Parliament, has received further valuable patronages: by EU Commissioner for Education, Culture,...

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Platform greets work of eight EU Member States on CICROC, the Council for Investigation of Crimes of Communist Regimes

August 24, 2017
Platform greets work of eight EU Member States on CICROC, the Council for Investigation of Crimes of Communist Regimes

Tallinn / Prague, 24 August 2017. On the occasion of the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarianism commemorated on the EU level in Tallinn, Estonia yesterday, ministries of justice of eight EU Member States confirmed their cooperation toward the establishment of...

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Platform visits House of European History in Brussels

August 17, 2017
Platform visits House of European History in Brussels

On 10 August 2017 the Platform Board and a group of historians representing various Platform Member organisations from different countries visited the House of European History in Brussels. The group is preparing a report which will be presented to the public tentatively in September 2017.

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Platform has located graves of six of the thirteen electrocuted Polish victims for whose death Lubomír Štrougal is responsible

July 27, 2017

Praha/Bratislava, 27 July 2017. Researchers of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience have found the graves of six of thirteen identified Polish victims who were killed by electrocution on the Czechoslovak Iron Curtain. The responsibility for their deaths lies primarily with former Minister...

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Agreement on Cooperation signed between IICCMER, the Timişoara Society and the Platform of European Memory and Conscience

July 4, 2017
Agreement on Cooperation signed between IICCMER, the Timişoara Society  and the Platform of European Memory and Conscience

Bucharest/ Timişoara/ Prague, 4 July 2017. On Monday 3 July 2017, the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER), the Timişoara Society and the Platfom of European Memory and Conscience signed an Agreement on Cooperation in...

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Platform joins commemoration event at Roma concentration camp in Lety, Czech Republic on 24 June 2017

June 28, 2017
Platform joins commemoration event at Roma concentration camp in Lety, Czech Republic on 24 June 2017

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience joined an international commemoration event organised by EGAM, the European Grassrots Anti-Racist Movement, at the site of the former concentration camp for Roma people operated by Czechs during WWII in Lety, South Bohemia, on Saturday 24 June...

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German Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records Roland Jahn visits Platform Office in Prague

June 16, 2017
German Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records Roland Jahn visits Platform Office in Prague

Prague, 16 June 2017.  The Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former GDR Mr Roland Jahn visited the Platform Office in Prague today. Together with Platform Managing Director Ms Neela Winkelmann, they discussed ongoing projects and cooperation.

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Institute of National Remembrance would like to exhume Polish victims of the Communist regime in former Czechoslovakia

June 16, 2017
Institute of National Remembrance would like to exhume Polish victims of the Communist regime in former Czechoslovakia

Prague/Warsaw, 16 June 2017. At a meeting with the Institute of National Remembrance IPN in Warsaw earlier this week, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience handed over documents pertaining to the killings of 13 Polish citizens who died on the Czechoslovak electrified Iron...

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