Call on former East German refugees arrested in Czechoslovakia until 1989 to apply for rehabilitation and compensation

November 6, 2017

Berlin / Prague, 6 November 2017. On the occasion of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall 28 years ago, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the German Union of Victims of Communist Tyranny UOKG call upon former refugees from East Germany who were arrested attempting to cross the Czechoslovak...

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A critical article in German FAZ on the new exhibition in the House of European History

November 6, 2017
A critical article in German FAZ on the new exhibition in the House of European History

On 6 November 2017, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published a critical article (Worauf können die Europäer stolz sein?) on the new exhibition in the House of European history in Brussel by the historian and the Deputy Director of the Warszaw Uprising Museum Pawel Ukielski.

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Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience 2017 goes to Mr Ilmi Umerov, Crimean Tatar leader in Ukraine

October 27, 2017
Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience 2017 goes to Mr Ilmi Umerov, Crimean Tatar leader in Ukraine

Prague / Kyiv, 27 October 2017, (8 November 2017). This year’s Prize of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience was awarded to Mr Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People in Crimea, dissident and political prisoner in the USSR and in Russia-occupied Crimea who is just being released from...

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Platform prepares critical report on the House of European History in Brussels

October 23, 2017

Prague / Warsaw, 23 October 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience has prepared a critical report on the House of European History, a project of the European Parliament in Brussels inaugurated earlier this year. Based on grave shortcomings, a clear ideological bias towards Marxism and historical misinterpretations, especially regarding European values and...

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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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