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Platform has located graves of six of the thirteen electrocuted Polish victims for whose death Lubomír Štrougal is responsible

July 27, 2017
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Praha/Bratislava, 27 July 2017. Researchers of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience have found the graves of six of thirteen identified Polish victims who were killed by electrocution on the Czechoslovak Iron Curtain. The responsibility for their deaths lies primarily with former Minister of Interior, later member of the Politburo and Prime Minister...

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Agreement on Cooperation signed between IICCMER, the Timişoara Society and the Platform of European Memory and Conscience

July 4, 2017
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Agreement on Cooperation signed between IICCMER, the Timişoara Society  and the Platform of European Memory and Conscience

Bucharest/ Timişoara/ Prague, 4 July 2017. On Monday 3 July 2017, the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER), the Timişoara Society and the Platfom of European Memory and Conscience signed an Agreement on Cooperation in order to expand research in the area of killings of...

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Platform joins commemoration event at Roma concentration camp in Lety, Czech Republic on 24 June 2017

June 28, 2017
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Platform joins commemoration event at Roma concentration camp in Lety, Czech Republic on 24 June 2017

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience joined an international commemoration event organised by EGAM, the European Grassrots Anti-Racist Movement, at the site of the former concentration camp for Roma people operated by Czechs during WWII in Lety, South Bohemia, on Saturday 24 June 2017. A private pig farm is being operated on the...

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Institute of National Remembrance would like to exhume Polish victims of the Communist regime in former Czechoslovakia

June 16, 2017
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Institute of National Remembrance would like to exhume Polish victims of the Communist regime in former Czechoslovakia

Prague/Warsaw, 16 June 2017. At a meeting with the Institute of National Remembrance IPN in Warsaw earlier this week, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience handed over documents pertaining to the killings of 13 Polish citizens who died on the Czechoslovak electrified Iron Curtain on the border with Austria between 1961-1965. The IPN...

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World premiere of “Across the Iron Curtain” educational board game hosted at the IPN Educational Center in Warsaw on 13 June 2017

June 11, 2017
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World premiere of “Across the Iron Curtain” educational board game hosted at the IPN Educational Center in Warsaw on 13 June 2017

Prague/Warsaw, 11 June 2017. “Across the Iron Curtain” is an extraordinary educational board game telling the story of people who managed to escape across the Iron Curtain. It has been developed by an international team of experts from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. Among them was Karol Madaj from Poland’s Institute of National...

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“JUSTICE 2.0″ – presentation at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, 12 June 2017

June 10, 2017
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“JUSTICE 2.0″ – presentation at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, 12 June 2017

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience together with the Institute of National Remembrance, the Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies and the Research Centre Pro Patria of the Warsaw University are cordially inviting to a discussion seminar “JUSTICE 2.0″ which will take place on Monday 12 June 2017 from 15.00-17.15 at the Collegium...

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Patronage of the European Parliament for competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels – one week left for expressions of interest!

June 9, 2017
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Prague, 9 June 2017. Mr Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, has given an official patronage to the competition for a memorial for the victims of 20th century totalitarianism in Brussels organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience. Expressions of interest by artists and architects are invited by 15 June 2017....

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