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Victims of Communism memorial opened in Tallinn, Estonia

August 24, 2018
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Victims of Communism memorial opened in Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, 23 August – The memorial commemorating Estonia’s victims of Communism was opened on 23 August on the European Day of Remembrance for victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes. The memorial is dedicated to all Estonian people who suffered under the terror inflicted by the Soviet Union. The names of over 22,000 people who never returned...

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Presentation of Winners of Platform’s Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels

April 25, 2018
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Brussels/Prague 25 April 2018. The presentation of the top-ten ranking entries in the Platform’s competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels took place yesterday afternoon at the European Parliament in Brussels, courtesy of Mr László Tökés, MEP. The goal of the competition was to propose the...

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British-Chinese Architect Tszwai So Wins Platform’s Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels

March 28, 2018
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Brussels / Prague, 28 March 2018. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is delighted to announce the winners of its competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels! The competition was held under the patronage of European Parliament President Mr Antonio Tajani, of EU Commissioner for Education, Culture,...

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Joachim Gauck receives the Ján Langoš Award

March 27, 2018
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Bratislava / Prague, 27 March 2018. Former German Federal President Mr Joachim Gauck received the Ján Langoš Award at a ceremony held on Monday 26 March in Bratislava. Mr Joachim Wilhelm Gauck is a former Lutheran pastor who came to prominence as an anti-communist civil rights activist in East Germany. From 1990 to 2000 he served...

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Norman Foster joins the jury of Platform’s Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels!

February 15, 2018
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Norman Foster joins the jury of Platform’s Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels!

Prague, 15 February 2018. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is honoured to announce that world-renowned British architect Lord Norman Foster has joined the jury of the Competition for a proposal for a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels. The announcement of the winners of the competition is planned for...

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Competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels: Jury will choose from 39 professional entries

February 5, 2018
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Competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels:  Jury will choose from 39 professional entries

Prague, 5 February 2018. The competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels, announced by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience in April 2017, has yielded thirty-nine entries from artists and architects. The entries have been forwarded to the Jury, which includes EC Commissioner for Education,...

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Platform hands over new evidence to Bavarian prosecutors in the case of the 1986 killing of Johann Dick by Czechoslovak border guards

January 18, 2018
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Platform hands over new evidence to Bavarian prosecutors in the case of the 1986 killing of Johann Dick by Czechoslovak border guards

Prague, 18 January 2018. At a meeting held earlier this week in Weiden, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience handed over new evidence to Bavarian prosecutors in the case of the killing of West-German civilian Johann Dick who was shot and killed by Czechoslovak border guards in 1986. The files of the former...

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