Conference “Modern Forms of Commemoration of Totalitarian Genocide Places” on 14-15 May 2013 in Warsaw

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience, the Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation, the Warsaw Rising Museum and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague are organizing an international conference “Modern Forms of Commemoration of Totalitarian Genocide Places” which will be held on 14-15 May 2013 in Warsaw.

During the conference we would like to reflect on the role memorials played in the past, their role today and in the future. An equally important goal is to exchange experience among the participants – eminent practitioners in the field. The conference programme includes several panel discussions, to which representatives of numerous international institutions commemorating totalitarian crimes have been invited. The discussions in the sessions will cover issues such as the role of memorials in modern society, modern forms of commemoration (how to talk about the committed crimes), education at the memorial sites and the message for the future.

The proceedings will be held in Polish and English, with simultaneous translation.
Hereby we are cordially inviting you to the conference and kindly ask you to confirm your participation. Please contact Mr. Tymoteusz Pruchnik, e-mail:,
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Warsaw.

Conference programme