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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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Echo of Platform project JUSTICE 2.0 in German, Slovak, Czech, Latvian, Romanian and other international media

June 1, 2015
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The installation of a sculpture depicting the killing of Hartmut Tautz near Bratislava in August 1986 in front of the European Parliament and the presentation of the names of persons responsible for crimes against humanity on 27 May 2015 in Brussels and at a parallel press conference of the Czech Deputy Prime Minister Pavel...

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Organisiertes Wegschauen – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 24 June 2014

June 25, 2014
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(“Organised looking-away”) In many post-Communist countries, the old elites still rule. By Karl-Peter Schwarz. The article summarises the presentations and the message of the conference “Legacy of Totalitarianism Today” organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience in Prague on 12-13 June 2014, quoting a number of its speakers. It describes worrying contemporary...

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“Juliana litt unter den Nazis wie unter den Sowjets” – Die Welt, 8 April 2014

April 8, 2014
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“Juliana litt unter den Nazis wie unter den Sowjets” – Die Welt, 8 April 2014

Dresden / Prague, 8 April 2014. Juliana Zarchi from Lithuania and Benita Plezere-Eglite from Latvia, two of the survivors of 20th century totalitarianism whose life stories are depicted in the Platform reader “Lest We Forget. Memory of Totalitarianism in Europe”, attended the presentation of the German version of the Reader at the Saxon state...

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Kritik an Prager „Stasi-Behörde“ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 16 January 2014

January 16, 2014
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Europäische Institutsgemeinschaft schließt Tschechen aus (Criticism of the “Stasi-Institution” in Prague. European association of institutions excludes the Czechs) kps. WIEN, 15. Januar. Das tschechische Institut für das Studium der totalitären Regime (Ustr), zu dessen gesetzlichen Aufgaben die wissenschaftliche Aufarbeitung der kommunistischen Verbrechen gehört, muss sich neuerlich gegen internationale Kritik zur Wehr setzen. Die „Plattform...

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Die Vergangenheit hält Gericht – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 7 August 2013

August 10, 2013
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(“The past stages a trial“) How do the East-European states handle the crimes of the Communist dictatorship? In the court cases against Czech border soldiers, the past lives on. This important article describes several brutal crimes / murders committed by border guards against German and Czechoslovak citizens trying to escape across the Iron Curtain...

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