The Polish reader presented in Warsaw

August 14, 2018
The Polish reader presented in Warsaw

Warszaw, 9 August – The new Polish version of the Platform reader (“Aby pamięć przetrwała. Dziedzictwo totalitaryzmu w Europie“), which was recently published in close cooperation with the Polish IPN took place in the Warsaw Rising Museum on 9 August. The seminar was organised for educators and historians from institutions dealing with memory and...

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Voices of the victims notes towards a historiography of anti-Communist literature

July 27, 2018
Voices of the victims notes towards a historiography of anti-Communist literature

Prague, 27 July -“A hundred years have passed since communists seized power in Russia under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin. The Bolsheviks, as they were called in Russia, looked upon their takeover as only the first step to conquering the whole world and making it over according to the ideas of Karl Marx and...

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Polish version of Platform reader Lest We Forget released

July 10, 2018
Polish version of Platform reader Lest We Forget released

Prague, 10 June – The Platform of European Memory and Conscience in close cooperation with the Institute of National Remembrance in Poland has released the Polish version of the reader Lest We Forget. Memory of Totalitarianism in Europe (“Aby pamięć przetrwała. Dziedzictwo totalitaryzmu w Europie“). After the Czech, English, French, German and Ukrainian versions...

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Platform conference “Roads to 20th Century Totalitarianism – the Turning Points” 28 June in Prague

July 10, 2018
Platform conference “Roads to 20th Century Totalitarianism – the Turning Points” 28 June in Prague

Prague, 29 June – The international conference “Roads to 20th Century Totalitarianism – the Turning Points”, organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience, took place in Prague on 28 June. The purpose of the conference was to examine the critical turning points in 20th century European history, the situations and political decisions leading...

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The experts seminar on Communist archival documents took place in Prague

June 20, 2018
The experts seminar on Communist archival documents took place in Prague

Prague – 19 June 2018. The experts seminar “Delimitations of the Communist State Security espionage service files after 10 years” took place today in the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Chamber of Deputies. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience co-organised the event according its Statute to support and uphold the activities leading to broader access...

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Annual commemoration event in former Czechoslovak Communist concentration camp

May 29, 2018
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Horní Slavkov, Ostrov nad Ohří, 26 May 2018. Platform representative Mr Miroslav Lehký attended annual 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 May 2018. The commemoration event called “Hell of Jáchymov” is...

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First rehabilitation in the Czech Republic for German who attempted to escape across the Iron Curtain

May 11, 2018
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Prague, 11 May 2018. The District Court in České Budějovice (South Bohemia) has released a breakthrough decision for a former East German refugee who was arrested in 1976 trying to illegally cross the border between Czechoslovakia and Austria. East German refugee Mr Dieter Kolbe illegally entered Czechoslovakia in 1976 and was arrested on a...

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Platform expresses regret that Mr Jean-Claude Juncker took part in ceremonies commemorating Karl Marx

May 7, 2018

Brussels / Prague, 7 May 2018. The European Union is founded on freedom, truth, human dignity and human rights. These values, along with many others, were violated by the Communist system, which was based on Marxist ideology. Therefore, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience wishes to express its regret that MrJean-Claude Juncker, the...

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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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