Platform Council of Members meeting – House of Europe, The Hague, 12-13 November 2013

November 10, 2013

Prague / The Hague, 10 November 2013. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is holding its annual Council of Members meeting at the House of Europe in The Hague, Netherlands. The meeting will open on 12 November by a guest lecture by Kurt Schrimm, Head of the Central Office for the Prosecution of...

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“Roots of Totalitarianism” – panel debate in The Hague, Netherlands, 12 November 2013

November 1, 2013
“Roots of Totalitarianism” – panel debate in The Hague, Netherlands, 12 November 2013

Prague / Wilnis, 1 November 2013. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience together with the R.C. Spiritual Centre De Boskant cordially invite to a panel debate “Roots of Totalitarianism” which will be held before the opening of the travelling exhibition “Totalitarianism in Europe“ on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 at De Boskant, Fluwelen Burgwal,...

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“European History – National Memory?” – podium discussion in Berlin, 30 October 2013

October 28, 2013

Prague/Berlin 31 October 2013. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience together with the Academy of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial staged a public podium discussion “European History – National Memory?” in Berlin on 30 October 2013 at the occasion of the showing of the Platform`s international travelling exhibition “Totalitarianism in Europe“. The...

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Platform`s reader starts tour of schools in the Czech Republic with star actor Ondřej Vetchý

October 15, 2013
Platform`s reader starts tour of schools in the Czech Republic with star actor Ondřej Vetchý

Prague, 14 October 2013. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience together with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung published the Czech language version of the reader “Lest We Forget. Memory of Totalitarianism in Europe” in September 2013, with an endorsement from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic. Between October – December 2013,...

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Platform`s travelling exhibition and reader presented at European Remembrance Day for Victims of Totalitarianism in Vilnius

August 25, 2013
Platform`s travelling exhibition and reader presented at European Remembrance Day for Victims of Totalitarianism in Vilnius

The Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council held a ceremony on the occasion of 23 August, the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarian Regimes, in the presence of Ministers of Justice of the EU in Vilnius. On 22 August, a candle lighting ceremony took place at the monument to resistance fighters...

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Platform condemns Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes being taken over by former Communists

August 15, 2013

Göteborg / Prague, 15 August 2013. On behalf of the Platform, President Göran Lindblad sent an open letter to the Council of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague. “It is unacceptable to appoint former Communists to the scientific council of the Institute and to let those Communists evaluate the work...

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Die Vergangenheit hält Gericht – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 7 August 2013

August 10, 2013

(“The past stages a trial“) How do the East-European states handle the crimes of the Communist dictatorship? In the court cases against Czech border soldiers, the past lives on. This important article describes several brutal crimes / murders committed by border guards against German and Czechoslovak citizens trying to escape across the Iron Curtain...

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Auf dunkle Weise mit sich selbst im Reinen – Die Welt, 22 June 2013

June 24, 2013

(“In a murky way, at peace with one`s conscience“) The farther in the past the crimes lie, the more stubborn the perpetrators` silence. A conference on the elucidation of political crimes The article summarises the main ideas spoken at an international conference at the German-Italian centre Villa Vigoni on Lake Como, Italy, on June...

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Pour ne pas oublier. Mémoire du totalitarisme en Europe

June 19, 2013
Pour ne pas oublier. Mémoire du totalitarisme en Europe

RÉCITS BIOGRAPHIQUES À L`USAGE DES LYCÉENS D`EUROPE édité par Gillian Purves Une collection illustrée de 30 remarquables histoires de vie des personnes victimes du totalitarisme provenant de 16 pays d`Europe, contenant des photographies et des reproductions de documents. Contributions de 23 institutions et organisations, musées et mémoriaux publics et non-gouvernementaux qui se consacrent au...

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