Platform calls on democratic forces in the Czech Republic to uphold the Act on the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

April 9, 2013

Erfurt, 9 April 2013. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is concerned by the recent developments in the Czech Republic where the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes is being targeted by a political campaign which is aimed against its state-of-the-art digitization department as well as at changing the focus of the...

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Platform mourns loss of Zdeněk Boháč, Chairman of Prague Academic Club 48 and initiator of Declaration 2012

December 5, 2012
Platform mourns loss of Zdeněk Boháč, Chairman of Prague Academic Club 48 and initiator of Declaration 2012

Prague, 5 December 2012. Dr. Zdeněk Boháč, Chairman of the Prague Academic Club 48 and initiator of the international appeal of former political prisoners and victims of Communism “Declaration 2012“, passed away on 25 November 2012. Zdeněk Boháč fought and survived both Nazism and Communism. At 90 years of age, he was a tireless...

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Time is running out for preserving memory of totalitarianism

November 10, 2012

Berlin, 9 November 2012. Commemorating the victims of the “Reichskristallnacht” 74 years ago and the victims of Communism on the 23rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience calls on the European community to create a status of protected European heritage for archives harbouring documents on...

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Annual meeting of the Platform in Berlin, 8-9 November 2012

November 9, 2012
Annual meeting of the Platform in Berlin, 8-9 November 2012

Berlin, 8 November 2012. At the first annual Council of Members meeting in Berlin at the Hohenschönhausen Memorial, the Platform Members unanimously approved the membership applications of further eight new Members – institutions and organisations from 5 EU Member States, Moldova and Canada. This brings the total of Platform Members, one year after its...

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Opening of the travelling exhibition “Totalitarianism in Europe”

September 18, 2012
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Prague/Bratislava, 18 September 2012. An audience of about 60 people, representatives of partner institutions, associations of victims of totalitarianism from Poland, Germany, Romania, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as persons of public life and members of the press, took part in the solemn opening of the international travelling exhibition “Totalitarianism in...

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“Totalitarianism in Europe” – International travelling exhibition opening in Bratislava, Slovakia

September 6, 2012
Travelling exhibition Totalitarianism in Europe - Slovakia

Prague, 10 September 2012. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience, the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (CZ) and the Ján Langoš Foundation (SK) cordially invite to the solemn opening of the international travelling exhibition Totalitarianism in Europe which will take place on 17 September 2012 at 4 p.m. at the Aréna...

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European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Totalitarianism commemorated in Budapest

August 23, 2012
European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Totalitarianism commemorated in Budapest

Budapest, 23 August 2012. During a ceremony commemorating the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarianism in Budapest, Hungary, the President of the Platform signed an agreement on the creation of a European museum of totalitarianism. The document expresses the will of institutions and organisations active in the field of memory and study...

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Platform appoints Board of Trustees and elects 8 new Members

July 1, 2012

Prague, 29 June, 2012. The Members of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience approved the Membership applications of 8 new Member institutions and organisations from 4 EU Member States and the Ukraine. The new Members of the Platform are: Center for Research on the Liberation Movement (UA), International Association of Former Political Prisoners...

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Platform President commemorates Baltic deportations of 1941

June 14, 2012
Platform President commemorates Baltic deportations of 1941

Strasbourg, 13 June, 2012. President of the Platform Göran Lindblad addressed a ceremony in the European Parliament in Strasbourg to comemorate the 1941 mass deportations from the Baltic countries, when more than 30,000 people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were sent to Siberia on Stalin`s orders. © Photo European Union

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