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

July 4, 2017
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
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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German Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records Roland Jahn visits Platform Office in Prague

June 16, 2017
German Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records Roland Jahn visits Platform Office in Prague

Prague, 16 June 2017.  The Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former GDR Mr Roland Jahn visited the Platform Office in Prague today. Together with Platform Managing Director Ms Neela Winkelmann, they discussed ongoing projects and cooperation.

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

June 16, 2017
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
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
“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

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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Commemoration event in former Communist concentration camp “Hell of Jáchymov”, Czech Republic on 26 May 2017

May 28, 2017
Commemoration event in former Communist concentration camp “Hell of Jáchymov”, Czech Republic on 26 May 2017

Horní Slavkov, Ostrov nad Ohří, 26 May 2017. Platform Managing Director Neela Winkelmann and legal intern Juliette Rémond-Tiedrez attended two of a series of commemoration events organised by the Confederation of Political Prisoners of the Czech Republic together with the local municipalities in the region of Jáchymov in Northwestern Czech Republic on 26-27 May...

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Announcement: International competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels

April 27, 2017
Announcement: International competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels

Brussels / Prague, 27 April 2017. At a symposium held in the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience announced the launch of an international competition for a new memorial dedicated to the victims of National Socialism, Fascism and Communism in Europe. The site, chosen together with authorities of...

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