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The court rehabilitated four refugees from the former GDR

December 13, 2018
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Cheb, 11 December 2018. The District Court in Cheb (West Bohemia) has rehabilitated four citizens of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) who, during the old regime, had attempted to escape through Czechoslovakia to West Germany, were detained by members of the Czechoslovak Border Guard and then were handed over to the security authorities...

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Platform celebrates 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights with new educational tool

December 10, 2018
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Prague, 10 December – To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience is introducing a new educational tool for students – a series of short educational videos in English illustrating the violations of...

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Platform commemorated the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine

November 28, 2018
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Kyiv, 24 November – Dr Łukasz Kamiński, President of the Platform, took part in the events marking the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor on an invitation from the Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Ukraine. On 22 November the International Forum “Ukraine Remembers, the World Acknowledges” was inaugurated by the Deputy...

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Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience 2018 awarded in Ljubljana

November 16, 2018
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Press Release Ljubljana / Prague, 14 November 2018 The Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience was awarded on 14 November in Ljubljana at the National Assembly during the international conference The Dark Side of the Moon: Dealing with the Totalitarian Past – Confrontations and Reflections. The Prize is awarded annually to...

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Platform elects new Managing Director and admits five new member institutions from four countries

November 16, 2018
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Press release Prague, Ljubljana – 16 November 2018. At its 8th annual Council of Members held on 13-15 November 2018 in Ljubljana and Bled, Slovenia, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience elected a new Managing Director and admitted four new institutions from Albania, Romania, Poland and Slovakia, bringing the total number of Members of...

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Italian version of Platform reader Lest We Forget released

September 5, 2018
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Prague, 31 August – The Platform of European Memory and Conscience has released the Italian version of the reader Lest We Forget. Memory of Totalitarianism in Europe (“Per non dimenticare. Memoria del totalitarismo in Europa“). After the Czech, English, French, German, Ukrainian and Polish versions it is so far the 7th language version of...

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Proceedings of the international conference “100 Years of Communism. History and Memory”

September 5, 2018
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New publication: Proceedings of the international conference which was organised by the Platform and Prof. Stéphane Courtois, author and editor of the “Black Book of Communism”. The conference was organised and dedicated to the dark legacy of Communism and Communist dictatorships and was held on 8-9 November 2017 at the Collège des Bernardins and the Fondation Napoléon in...

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