Wie bricht man das Schweigen der Täter? – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 11 June 2013

(“How to break the silence of the perpetrators?“)

The article summarises the discussions held at an international conference at the German-Italian centre Villa Vigoni on Lake Como, Italy, on June 6-7, 2013  under the title “Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Europe”.
The article concludes that the greatest justification for such international commissions would exist for the crimes committed by the Communist regimes in the former Eastern bloc, referring to the initiative of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and pointing out that here, the criminal prosecution is also important.