Platform in the media

German TV airs document about Platform’s criminal complaint

November 2, 2016
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On 2 November 2016, German public TV channel MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk) aired a short documentary film about the criminal complaint filed in Germany by the Platform against 67 representatives of Communist Czechoslovakia for the killing of 5 Germans on the Iron Curtain during Communism. The film can be viewed HERE .

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PRESS CONFERENCE on 26 August 2016 in Prague

August 26, 2016
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PRESS CONFERENCE on 26 August 2016 in Prague

Justice for victims killed during Communism Senator Jiří Šesták opened a press conference which was held under the auspices of Miluše Horská, Vice-President of the Senate on Friday, 26 August 2016 at 10.00 in the Zaháňský Salon of the Senate, Parliament of the Czech Republic, address Valdštejnské nám. 4, 118 01 Praha 1. The topic of...

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Inauguration of the Memorial to Hartmut Tautz in Bratislava

August 10, 2016
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Inauguration of the Memorial to Hartmut Tautz in Bratislava

Bratislava, 9 August 2016. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience together with the Slovak Nation’s Memory Institute and the Bratislava Self-administration Region inaugurated a memorial to eighteen-year-old Hartmut Tautz, East-German refugee from Magdeburg who was assaulted by specially trained dogs of the Czechoslovak Border guards and died 30 years ago on 9 August...

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Wałęsa case points to a reason for failed justice after 1989

February 22, 2016
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Wałęsa case points to a reason for failed justice after 1989

Warsaw / Prague, 22 February 2016. The spectacular confiscation of incriminating documents by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance IPN from the widow of Communist politburo member Kiszczak has demonstrated a mechanism whereby justice for the crimes of Communism in post-Communist Europe was hampered. The reasons for the lack of prosecution of perpetrators of...

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Echo of the Platform letter to the Romanian President, December 2015

December 30, 2015
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The Platform of European Memory and Conscience together with its Member, the Timisoara Society and László Tőkés, Member of the European Parliament, sent a letter to the President of Romania asking for the de-classification of the records of the Romanian revolution of 1989 (see our press release of 28 December 2015). Here is a...

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Hartmut Tautz: Der ungesühnte Grenztod – Magdeburger Volksstimme, 1 September 2015

September 1, 2015
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Full article “Hartmut Tautz: Der ungesühnte Grenztod” (Hartmut Tautz: The unatoned death on the border), reprinted with kind permission of the author. The article describes the life and death of Hartmut Tautz who lived in Magdeburg and discusses the initiative of the Platform for a new international court. Opinions of a legal expert and...

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Späte Aufarbeitung – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 28 July 2015

August 3, 2015
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Full text of the article “Späte Aufarbeitung” (Late coming to terms), reprinted with kind permission from the author. It describes the Platform’s project “JUSTICE 2.0″ and the Platform’ call to the international community for international justice for the Communist crimes. F.A.Z., 28 July 2015, page 5.   SPÄTE AUFARBEITUNG Verbrechen des Kommunismus / Von...

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