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
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
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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Platform experts hold a guided tour for MEPs in the House of European History

January 11, 2018
Platform experts hold a guided tour for MEPs in the House of European History

Brussels, 10 January – Platform experts lead by Paweł Ukielski, deputy director of the Warszaw Uprising Museum, in presence of Platform President Lukasz Kamiński, held guided tour for 7 MEPs from the EPP Group on 10 January. Members of the European Parliament visited the permanent exhibition of the House of European History (HEH) with a...

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Best wishes for a happy, peaceful, successful and fulfilling New Year 2018 from the Plaform!

January 5, 2018
Best wishes for a happy, peaceful, successful and fulfilling New Year 2018 from the Plaform!

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Platform achieves double legal breakthrough: Bavarian state criminal investigation office Munich starts investigating killings of German refugees on the Iron Curtain in former Czechoslovakia!

December 13, 2017

Prague, 13 December 2017. The Bavarian state criminal investigation office Munich (LKA München) is starting the investigation of the killings of German citizens on the Iron Curtain in former Czechoslovakia. The respective criminal complaint was filed by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience in August 2016 with the German Federal Prosecutor General. The...

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Platform Reader presented at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Education

December 11, 2017
Platform Reader presented at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Education

Brno, 11 December – At the seminar Reconciliation with the Totalitarian Past held at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Education in Brno, the Platform managing director  Neela Winkelmann presented to tutors and students two major learning tools produced by the Platform – the reader Lest We Forget and board game Across the Iron Curtain.

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German Ambassador visits Platform office

December 5, 2017
German Ambassador visits Platform office

Prague, 4 December 2017. The new German ambassador to the Czech Republic H.E. Christoph Israng visited the Platform office in Prague. Together with Managing Director Dr. Neela Winkelmann they discussed ongoing Platform projects, including the international competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels, and other international and educational activities.

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Platform elects new President and Executive Board and admits four new Member institutions from four countries

December 1, 2017
Platform elects new President and Executive Board and admits four new Member institutions from four countries

Vilnius / Prague, 1 December 2017. At its annual Council of Members held on 28-30 November 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience elected a new President and Executive Board and admitted four new institutions from the Czech Republic, Albania, Romania and France, bringing the total number of Members of...

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Platform calls for a broad debate and a change of the permanent exhibition of the House of European History

November 20, 2017

Prague, 20 November 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience presents a critical report on the House of European History, a project of the European Parliament in Brussels. The report is a result of a study visit of 19 experts from 9 countries which took place in August this year. The conclusion of...

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