Prague, 3 March – For the first time the Platform of European Memory and Conscience presented its international Reader Lest We Forget (Memory of Totalitarianism in Europe) and the board game (Across the Iron Curtain) to students of different types of secondary schools in all regions of Slovakia. The project builds on the successful three years of Reader presentations at schools in the Czech Republic.
Together with its member organisation Living Memory, during April – December 2019, the Platform organised 25 presentations for more than 1100 students in Slovakia. The purpose of the project is to educate today’s young generation about Europe’s tragic totalitarian past and about the importance of upholding fundamental human rights, freedoms and democratic values in society. The important goal was to promote a better understanding and integration among European citizens and to help prevent the recurrence of any form of non-democratic rule in the future.
During the presentations of the Reader, real stories and testimonies of witnesses of the past and well-known personalities (actors, etc.) were introduced. A discussion with the students about the book and the totalitarian past was a part of the presentation.
The presentations were held in 20 locations in all regions in Slovakia including Bratislava, Budimír, Košice, Kremnica, Liptovský Mikuláš, Lučenec, Modra, Nitra, Nové Mesto Nad Váhom, Prešov, Raslavice, Rozhanovce, Spišský Hrhov, Trenčín, Trenčianska Teplá, Trnava, Trnavá Hora and Vŕbové.
Echo in the media
- Na stredných školách budú prezentovať antitotalitnú čítanku (TASR)
- Na stredných školách budú prezentovať medzinárodnú antitotalitnú čítanku (Košiceonline.sk)
- Je minulosť pred nami ? (TV Turiec)
- Historici: Totalita je bližšie, ako si myslíte (etrend.sk)