Invitation to conference “100 Years of Communism. History and Memory” on 8-9 November 2017 in Paris, France

October 13, 2017
Invitation to conference “100 Years of Communism. History and Memory” on 8-9 November 2017 in Paris, France

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience and Prof. Stéphane Courtois, author and editor of the “Black Book of Communism”, cordially invite to an international conference “100 Years of Communism. History and Memory” dedicated to the dark legacy of Communism and Communist dictatorships, which will be held on 8-9 November 2017 at the Collège...

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New service for the public: A search engine in the databases of the security services of the former ČSSR

October 9, 2017

Prague, 9 October 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the Centre for Documentation of Totalitarian Regimes are presenting a new service to the public – an overall search engine which searches currently existing online databases of persons kept by the Communist security services of Czechoslovakia. The search engine can be found...

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Platform commends Slovak President’s veto against controversial amendment of Act on the Nation’s Memory Institute

October 4, 2017

Prague / Bratislava, 4 October 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience commends yesterday’s veto by Slovak President Andrej Kiska of a controversial amendment to the Act on the Nation’s Memory Institute, which would enable an immediate firing of its acting head without sufficient justification or possibility of legal redress. The Institute is...

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New Hungarian Ambassador visits Platform office

September 28, 2017
New Hungarian Ambassador visits Platform office

Prague, 25 September 2017. The new Hungarian ambassador to the Czech Republic H.E. Dr. Miklós Boros visited the Platform’s office in Prague. Together with Managing Director Dr. Neela Winkelmann they discussed ongoing Platform projects, such as the international competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels and other international and educational...

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Platform files criminal complaint against last surviving Czechoslovak politburo members Jakeš, Štrougal, Colotka and further persons for killing on the borders

September 21, 2017
Platform files criminal complaint against last surviving Czechoslovak politburo members Jakeš, Štrougal, Colotka and further persons for killing on the borders

Brno, 21 September 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience filed a criminal complaint today with the Supreme state prosecutor’s office of the Czech Republic in Brno against the last living members of the presidium of the Central committee of the Communist party of Czechoslovakia Milouš Jakeš, Lubomír Štrougal and Peter Colotka, as...

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Totalitarian mass grave sites project

September 4, 2017
Totalitarian mass grave sites project

In the XXth century, millions of people fell victim to totalitarian regimes. Both Communists and Nazis not only killed innocent people of any gender, social status, age etc., but tried to erase the memory about them. For this reason, most victims were buried in mass graves, without any markings. Despite the passage of time,...

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Competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels receives patronages from EU Commissioner and the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Belgium

August 25, 2017
Competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels receives patronages from EU Commissioner and the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Belgium

Prague, 25 August 2017. The competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels, organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience under the high patronage of the European Parliament, has received further valuable patronages: by EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr Tibor Navracsics and by the Ambassador...

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Platform greets work of eight EU Member States on CICROC, the Council for Investigation of Crimes of Communist Regimes

August 24, 2017
Platform greets work of eight EU Member States on CICROC, the Council for Investigation of Crimes of Communist Regimes

Tallinn / Prague, 24 August 2017. On the occasion of the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarianism commemorated on the EU level in Tallinn, Estonia yesterday, ministries of justice of eight EU Member States confirmed their cooperation toward the establishment of a Council for Investigation of Crimes of Communist Regimes (CICROC)....

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Platform visits House of European History in Brussels

August 17, 2017
Platform visits House of European History in Brussels

On 10 August 2017 the Platform Board and a group of historians representing various Platform Member organisations from different countries visited the House of European History in Brussels. The group is preparing a report which will be presented to the public tentatively in September 2017.

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