Platform hands over new evidence to Bavarian prosecutors in the case of the 1986 killing of Johann Dick by Czechoslovak border guards

January 18, 2018
Platform hands over new evidence to Bavarian prosecutors in the case of the 1986 killing of Johann Dick by Czechoslovak border guards

Prague, 18 January 2018. At a meeting held earlier this week in Weiden, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience handed over new evidence to Bavarian prosecutors in the case of the killing of West-German civilian Johann Dick who was shot and killed by Czechoslovak border guards in 1986. The files of the former...

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Platform experts hold a guided tour for MEPs in the House of European History

January 11, 2018
Platform experts hold a guided tour for MEPs in the House of European History

Brussels, 10 January – Platform experts lead by Paweł Ukielski, deputy director of the Warszaw Uprising Museum, in presence of Platform President Lukasz Kamiński, held guided tour for 7 MEPs from the EPP Group on 10 January. Members of the European Parliament visited the permanent...

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Best wishes for a happy, peaceful, successful and fulfilling New Year 2018 from the Plaform!

January 5, 2018
Best wishes for a happy, peaceful, successful and fulfilling New Year 2018 from the Plaform!

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Platform achieves double legal breakthrough: Bavarian state criminal investigation office Munich starts investigating killings of German refugees on the Iron Curtain in former Czechoslovakia!

December 13, 2017

Prague, 13 December 2017. The Bavarian state criminal investigation office Munich (LKA München) is starting the investigation of the killings of German citizens on the Iron Curtain in former Czechoslovakia. The respective criminal complaint was filed by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience...

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Platform Reader presented at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Education

December 11, 2017
Platform Reader presented at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Education

Brno, 11 December – At the seminar Reconciliation with the Totalitarian Past held at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Education in Brno, the Platform managing director  Neela Winkelmann presented to tutors and students two major learning tools produced by the Platform – the reader...

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German Ambassador visits Platform office

December 5, 2017
German Ambassador visits Platform office

Prague, 4 December 2017. The new German ambassador to the Czech Republic H.E. Christoph Israng visited the Platform office in Prague. Together with Managing Director Dr. Neela Winkelmann they discussed ongoing Platform projects, including the international competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in...

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Platform elects new President and Executive Board and admits four new Member institutions from four countries

December 1, 2017
Platform elects new President and Executive Board and admits four new Member institutions from four countries

Vilnius / Prague, 1 December 2017. At its annual Council of Members held on 28-30 November 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience elected a new President and Executive Board and admitted four new institutions from the Czech Republic, Albania,...

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Platform calls for a broad debate and a change of the permanent exhibition of the House of European History

November 20, 2017

Prague, 20 November 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience presents a critical report on the House of European History, a project of the European Parliament in Brussels. The report is a result of a study visit of 19 experts from 9 countries...

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Memorandum from the conference ”100 Years of Communism. History and Memory” held on 8-9 November 2017 in Paris, France

November 20, 2017
Memorandum from the conference ”100 Years of Communism. History and Memory” held on 8-9 November 2017 in Paris, France

100 years ago, the Bolshevik revolution introduced a murderous utopia. It eradicated the established social and moral order, ushering in a century of totalitarianism in the world. Social engineering which aimed to take total control over people was forcibly and brutally implemented. People were...

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