Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels
European Parliament, Brussels
Wednesday 26 April 2017 from 16.30 -18.30
room: JAN 6Q1
Until today, no memorial exists to the countless millions of victims of National Socialism, Fascism and Communism in Europe. Especially today, in view of the rising extremism and nationalism in Europe, the tragic human toll of the struggle for freedom and democracy needs to be commemorated in a dignified way in the centre of the EU. The new memorial should embody the main reason for the existence of today’s peaceful democratic European Union – the lessons learned from the totalitarian past and the determination to never allow history to repeat itself. The new memorial should visualise this humanitarian message, bringing the true meaning of the European Union project tangibly close to the citizens of the world. At the same time, the opportunity offers itself to create a unique work of art with a high value for the city of Brussels.
Contact: Dr. Neela Winkelmann, Managing Director, Platform of European Memory and Conscience
Londýnská 43, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic, tel.: +420-222 561 053