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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PRESS CONFERENCE on 26 August 2016 in Prague

August 26, 2016
PRESS CONFERENCE on 26 August 2016 in Prague

Justice for victims killed during Communism Senator Jiří Šesták opened a press conference which was held under the auspices of Miluše Horská, Vice-President of the Senate on Friday, 26 August 2016 at 10.00 in the Zaháňský Salon of the Senate, Parliament of the Czech Republic, address Valdštejnské nám. 4, 118 01 Praha 1. The topic of...

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PRESS CONFERENCE on 25 August 2016 in Berlin

August 25, 2016
PRESS CONFERENCE on 25 August 2016 in Berlin

Justice for victims killed during Communism The Union of Victims of Communist Tyranny UOKG, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the Saxon Memorial Foundation for the Remembrance of Victims of Political Tyranny invited to a press conference which was held on Thursday, 25 August 2016 at 13.00 at the Federal Representation of...

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EU commemoration event and ministerial conference on 23 August 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia

August 24, 2016
EU commemoration event and ministerial conference on 23 August 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, 24 August 2016. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience was a partner at this year’s EU-wide European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarian Regimes hosted by the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Bratislava on 22-23 August 2016. The event started on the afternoon of 22...

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Call on 21 representatives of Communist Czechoslovakia to apologise for the killing of Hartmut Tautz and other civilians on the Iron Curtain

August 10, 2016

Bratislava / Prague, 10 August 2016. At the inauguration of a memorial to Hartmut Tautz, eighteen-year-old East-German refugee who was killed on the Czechoslovak-Austrian border in 1986, participants signed an open letter to 21 representatives of Communist Czechoslovakia calling on them to publicly apologise for his death and killings of other defenceless civilians on...

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