German TV airs document about Platform’s criminal complaint

November 2, 2016

On 2 November 2016, German public TV channel MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk) aired a short documentary film about the criminal complaint filed in Germany by the Platform against 67 representatives of Communist Czechoslovakia for the killing of 5 Germans on the Iron Curtain during Communism. The film can be viewed HERE .

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Platform Managing Director participates in first Memory Days in Tirana, Albania on 24-28 October 2016

October 27, 2016
Platform Managing Director participates in first Memory Days in Tirana, Albania on 24-28 October 2016

Tirana, 27 October 2016. The Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture, together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and other partners organised the first Memory Days in Tirana, a week-long event dedicated to coming to terms with the Stalinist Communist past of Albania. Albanians suffered under the particularly brutal dictatorship of Enver Hoxha and his...

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Platform representatives meet Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng in Brussels

October 10, 2016
Platform representatives meet Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng in Brussels

Brussels, 7-8 October 2016. Platform President Göran Lindblad and members of the Board of Trustees, MEPs Milan Zver and Tunne Kelam met in Brussels with Chen Guangcheng, “the barefoot lawyer,” a Chinese civil rights advocate working for women’s rights, land rights, and the welfare of the poor. Mr Chen, who is blind from an...

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International conference “Central European countries under Soviet oppression and attempts at democratisation” – Senate, Prague on 22 September 2016

September 18, 2016
International conference “Central European countries under Soviet oppression and attempts at democratisation” – Senate, Prague on 22 September 2016

ČESKÁ VERZE Conference invitation – EN Pozvánka na konferenci – CZ   Milan Štěch, President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Jan Hamáček, President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Tibor Pető, Ambassador of Hungary to the Czech Republic and The Platform of European...

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Film “Anthropoid” and Platform’s campaign to open mass grave with bodies of resistance fighters in Prague

September 1, 2016
Film “Anthropoid” and Platform’s campaign to open mass grave with bodies of resistance fighters in Prague

The British-French-Czech co-production film “Anthropoid” directed by Sean Ellis and starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan  about the assassination attack on Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak exile resistance fighters on 27 May 1942 premiered on 1 July 2016 at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, followed by a U.S. premiere on 12 August 2016, a...

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Canadian launch of Platform Exhibition and Reader on European totalitarianism at Toronto City Hall on 27 August 2016

August 31, 2016
Canadian launch of Platform Exhibition and Reader on European totalitarianism at Toronto City Hall on 27 August 2016

Toronto / Prague, 31 August 2016. – A major international exhibition on European totalitarianism was launched at the Toronto commemoration of Black Ribbon Day, at 11am on August 27 at Toronto’s City Hall Rotunda. The exhibition “Totalitarianism in Europe”, which will run until September 2, features 27 graphic panels, outlining the crimes of Nazi,...

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Students open the road toward a pan-European memorial to victims of totalitarianism in Brussels

August 30, 2016

Prague, 30 August 2016. At the Ministerial conference on the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes held by the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU in Bratislava on 22-23 August 2016, the Platform staged an exhibition of the winning entries of the competition for a proposal of a pan-European...

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Winning entries of the competition for a proposal of a pan-European memorial to the victims of totalitarianism

August 30, 2016
Winning entries of the competition for a proposal of a pan-European memorial to the victims of totalitarianism

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience together with the Slovak Ministry of Justice on behalf of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in cooperation with the European Shoah Legacy Institute and under the auspices of EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr Tibor Navracsics announced a competition...

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Platform: Killing of refugees on the borders is an imprescriptible crime

August 26, 2016
Platform: Killing of refugees on the borders is an imprescriptible crime

Berlin / Prague, 25-26 August 2016. At two press conferences, one held in Berlin on 25 August and one in Prague on 26 August, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience presented its criminal complaint launched with the German Federal Prosecutor General for the killings of five German refugees on the borders of Czechoslovakia...

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