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 in August 2016 with the German Federal Prosecutor General. The...

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Platform Reader presented in Brno at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Education

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

Brno, 11 December – At the seminar “Reconciliation with the totalitarian past” which took place at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Education in Brno, managing director Ms Neela Winkelmann presented the reader Lest We Forget and new educational game Across the Iron Curtain to the teachers...

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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. Mr Christoph Israng visited the Platform’s office in Prague. Together with Managing Director Dr. Neela Winkelmann they discussed ongoing Platform projects, such as the international competition for a memorial for the victims of...

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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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Czech première: Across the Iron Curtain

November 17, 2017
Czech première: Across the Iron Curtain

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience launches its human rights educational game in the Czech Republic Prague, 20 November 2017 – On 16 November, the eve of the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience held in Prague...

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Call on former East German refugees arrested in Czechoslovakia until 1989 to apply for rehabilitation and compensation

November 6, 2017

Berlin / Prague, 6 November 2017. On the occasion of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall 28 years ago, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the German Union of Victims of Communist Tyranny UOKG call upon former refugees from...

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A critical article in German FAZ on the new exhibition in the House of European History

November 6, 2017
A critical article in German FAZ on the new exhibition in the House of European History

On 6 November 2017, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published a critical article (Worauf können die Europäer stolz sein?) on the new exhibition in the House of European history in Brussel by the historian and the Deputy Director of the Warszaw Uprising Museum Pawel Ukielski.

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