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Platform achieves double legal breakthrough: Bavarian state criminal investigation office Munich starts investigating killings of German refugees on the Iron Curtain in former Czechoslovakia!

December 13, 2017
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Prague, 13 December 2017. The Bavarian state criminal investigation office Munich (LKA München) is starting the investigation of the killings of German citizens on the Iron Curtain in former Czechoslovakia. The respective criminal complaint was filed by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience in August 2016 with the German Federal Prosecutor General. The...

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Platform elects new President and Executive Board and admits four new Member institutions from four countries

December 1, 2017
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Platform elects new President and Executive Board and admits four new Member institutions from four countries

Vilnius / Prague, 1 December 2017. At its annual Council of Members held on 28-30 November 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience elected a new President and Executive Board and admitted four new institutions from the Czech Republic, Albania, Romania and France, bringing the total number of Members of...

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Platform calls for a broad debate and a change of the permanent exhibition of the House of European History

November 20, 2017
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Prague, 20 November 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience presents a critical report on the House of European History, a project of the European Parliament in Brussels. The report is a result of a study visit of 19 experts from 9 countries which took place in August this year. The conclusion of...

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Memorandum from the conference ”100 Years of Communism. History and Memory” held on 8-9 November 2017 in Paris, France

November 20, 2017
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Memorandum from the conference ”100 Years of Communism. History and Memory” held on 8-9 November 2017 in Paris, France

100 years ago, the Bolshevik revolution introduced a murderous utopia. It eradicated the established social and moral order, ushering in a century of totalitarianism in the world. Social engineering which aimed to take total control over people was forcibly and brutally implemented. People were deprived of their basic personal freedoms, the rule of law...

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Call on former East German refugees arrested in Czechoslovakia until 1989 to apply for rehabilitation and compensation

November 6, 2017
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Berlin / Prague, 6 November 2017. On the occasion of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall 28 years ago, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the German Union of Victims of Communist Tyranny UOKG call upon former refugees from East Germany who were arrested attempting to cross the Czechoslovak...

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Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience 2017 goes to Mr Ilmi Umerov, Crimean Tatar leader in Ukraine

October 27, 2017
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Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience 2017 goes to Mr Ilmi Umerov, Crimean Tatar leader in Ukraine

Prague / Kyiv, 27 October 2017, (8 November 2017). This year’s Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience was awarded to Mr Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People in Crimea, dissident and political prisoner in the USSR and in Russia-occupied Crimea who is just being released from...

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Platform prepares critical report on the House of European History in Brussels

October 23, 2017
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Prague / Warsaw, 23 October 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience has prepared a critical report on the House of European History, a project of the European Parliament in Brussels inaugurated earlier this year. Based on grave shortcomings, a clear ideological bias towards Marxism and historical misinterpretations, especially regarding European values and...

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