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Platform visits House of European History in Brussels

August 17, 2017
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Platform visits House of European History in Brussels

On 10 August 2017 the Platform Board and a group of historians representing various Platform Member organisations from different countries visited the House of European History in Brussels. The group is preparing a report which will be presented to the public tentatively in September 2017.

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German Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records Roland Jahn visits Platform Office in Prague

June 16, 2017
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German Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records Roland Jahn visits Platform Office in Prague

Prague, 16 June 2017.  The Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former GDR Mr Roland Jahn visited the Platform Office in Prague today. Together with Platform Managing Director Ms Neela Winkelmann, they discussed ongoing projects and cooperation.

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Commemoration event in former Communist concentration camp “Hell of Jáchymov”, Czech Republic on 26 May 2017

May 28, 2017
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Commemoration event in former Communist concentration camp “Hell of Jáchymov”, Czech Republic on 26 May 2017

Horní Slavkov, Ostrov nad Ohří, 26 May 2017. Platform Managing Director Neela Winkelmann and legal intern Juliette Rémond-Tiedrez attended two of a series of commemoration events organised by the Confederation of Political Prisoners of the Czech Republic together with the local municipalities in the region of Jáchymov in Northwestern Czech Republic on 26-27 May...

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Invitation to a symposium in the European Parliament on 26 April 2017: Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels

April 11, 2017
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Invitation to a symposium in the European Parliament on 26 April 2017: Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels

19 April 2017: REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! László Tőkés, MEP and the Platform of European Memory and Conscience are cordially inviting to a symposium and announcement of a competition with the title “Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels”, which will take place on Wednesday 26 April 2017 from 16.30-18.30 in the European Parliament in Brussels,  Room...

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Platform calls for a minute of silence for the women executed, killed, imprisoned, tortured and persecuted during Communism

March 6, 2017
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Platform calls for a minute of silence for the women executed, killed, imprisoned, tortured and persecuted during Communism

Prague/Tallinn/Riga/Vilnius/Warsaw/Berlin/Dresden/Bratislava/Ljubljana/Bucharest/Tirana/Kyiv/8 March 2017. On 8 March, the day recognised as International Women’s Day, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience calls for a minute of silence at 12.00 noon CET for the millions of women who fell victim to the Communist dictatorship. The International Women’s Day, with its roots in the women’s worker movement...

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Proceedings of the international conference “Central European countries under Soviet oppression and attempts at democratisation”

February 27, 2017
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Proceedings of the international conference “Central European countries under Soviet oppression and attempts at democratisation”

Bilingual Czech-English proceedings of the International Conference on the 60th anniversary of the 1956 revolution and freedom fight in Hungary held in Prague on 22 September 2016. The conference was organised by the Embassy of Hungary in Prague together with the Platform of European Memory and Conscience. It was hosted by the Senate of the Parliament...

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Commemoration ceremony in former totalitarian prison in Brno, Czech Republic

February 23, 2017
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Commemoration ceremony in former totalitarian prison in Brno, Czech Republic

Brno, 21 February 2017 – The Platform and its Czech member organisation Paměť (Memory) commemorated the Nazi and Communist victims and those who were executed in the former Cejl prison in Brno. The former prison building on Cejl Street in Brno, which is located close to the city centre, served as a prison between the...

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