Success for Platform’s “JUSTICE 2.0” project: Polish prosecutors investigating former Czechoslovak politburo member for killings on the Iron Curtain

February 21, 2017

Prague / Warsaw / Bratislava, 21 February 2017. The prosecutors of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) – the Main Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation – have instituted criminal proceedings in cases of Polish refugees killed by high-voltage electricity on the Czechoslovak Iron Curtain during Communism. The main...

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JUSTICE 2.0 working meeting in Prague on 14-15 February 2017

February 20, 2017
JUSTICE 2.0 working meeting in Prague on 14-15 February 2017

Prague, 17 February 2017 – Representatives of Platform Members, 14 governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations from 10 countries of Europe and North America convened in Prague on 14-15 February 2017 for a closed working meeting of the JUSTICE 2.0 project. The participants discussed the current situation and further steps in the project with members...

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Slovak Nation’s Memory Institute representatives visit Platform office in Prague

February 3, 2017
Slovak Nation’s Memory Institute representatives visit Platform office in Prague

Prague, 25 January – Mr Ondrej Krajňák, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Slovak Nation’s Memory Institute and Mr Pavol Kossey, Director of the Chairman`s Secretariat visited the Platform office in Prague. They held discussions with Platform Managing Director Ms Neela Winkelmann about common projects and further cooperation. The Nation’s Memory Institute was admitted...

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Platform mourns the passing of Ms Naděžda Kavalírová, Chairwoman of the Confederation of Political Prisoners of the Czech Republic

January 21, 2017
Platform mourns the passing of Ms Naděžda Kavalírová, Chairwoman of the Confederation of Political Prisoners of the Czech Republic

Prague, 20 January 2017. Ms Naděžda Kavalírová, Chairwoman of the Czech Confederation of Political Prisoners died today aged 93. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience mourns the passing of the long-term leader of its largest Czech Member organisation, a courageous, passionate and dedicated champion of coming to terms with the dark legacy of...

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Happy New Year 2017 from the Platform!

December 30, 2016
Happy New Year 2017 from the Platform!

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Survey: two thirds of Czech secondary school students do not think coming to terms with totalitarianism has been sufficient; improvement of history lessons wanted

December 30, 2016
Survey: two thirds of Czech secondary school students do not think coming to terms with totalitarianism has been sufficient; improvement of history lessons wanted

Prague, 30 December 2016. Two thirds of Czech secondary school students do not think that coming to terms with totalitarianism in the country has been sufficient. This is the result of a long-term survey by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience carried out in the years 2013, 2015 and 2016 among 2,500 respondents...

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JUSTICE 2.0 presentation on 20 December 2016 in Timisoara, Romania

December 20, 2016

Timisoara, 20 December 2016. Neela Winkelmann, Managing Director of the Platform presented actual progress in the “JUSTICE 2.0″ project in Timisoara, Romania. Together with representatives of the Timisoara Society they discussed the unpunished crimes of Communism committed on Romanian soil during the Communist dictatorship. The presentation was a part of an annual commemoration event of the...

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German ARD airs documentary about Platform’s criminal complaint against Czechoslovak Communist perpetrators

December 14, 2016

Prague, 14 December 2016. The German 1st TV channel ARD aired a documentary on the work of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience last night. The film depicts the flight of 18-year-old East German Hartmut Tautz who was attacked by Czechoslovak border guard dogs and died in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1986 and presents...

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Ján Langoš Award presentation on 10 December 2016 in Bratislava

December 10, 2016
Ján Langoš Award presentation on 10 December 2016 in Bratislava

Bratislava, 10 December 2016 – The Platform of European Memory and Conscience representatives visited Bratislava, Slovakia at the occasion of Jan Langos Foundation Prize presentation which took place on 10 December 2016 at the Faculty of Law, Comenius University. The laureate of the international award this year was Czech philosopher, translator, university teacher and journalist Prof. Jan Sokol....

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