German Bundestag should finally endorse memorial to victims of Communism in Germany

Berlin / Prague, 1 October 2015. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience joins its Members, the Union of the Victims of Communist Tyranny (UOKG) and the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial in a postcard mailing appeal to the German Bundestag, asking the deputies to finally decide on the erection of a monument to the victims of Communism in Berlin.

The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial and the umbrella organisation UOKG, uniting over 30 associations of victims of Communism, are holding a podium discussion today in Berlin on the long struggle to create a central memorial honouring all those who were killed, imprisoned, tortured and oppressed, to families destroyed by the taking away of children, to the survivors marked for life by the brutal methods of the Stasi during Communist rule in Germany.

Memorials to the terrible human toll of Communism exist in most post-Communist capitals. We call upon the Bundestag to finally take the necessary decision which will pave the road to the long overdue memorial in Germany,“ says Platform President Göran Lindblad.

 

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