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Padesát kritických poznámek - otevřený dopis Radě ÚSTR

Minulost.cz - 10. Duben 2018 - 20:46

Po zvolení zmiňovaných členů v čele s předsedkyní Petruškou Šustrovou nastalo období, které bylo charakterizováno nejen dramatickými spory a událostmi, ale především bezohlednými, téměř revolučními postupy, dehonestací práce zaměstnanců, klientelismem, zavedením nátlakové praxe vytýkacích dopisů před výpovědí z pracovního poměru, řízenou fluktuací redaktorů v historické revue Paměť a dějiny nebo časopise Securitas Imperii,

Brussels presentation of the Platform competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism

Novinky z Platformy - 6. Duben 2018 - 18:28
The presentation of the top-ten ranking entries in the Platform’s competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 24 April 2018, in Room JAN 6Q1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., courtesy of Mr László Tökés, MEP. The goal of the competition is to propose the first-ever pan-European memorial for all victims of 20th century totalitarianism in Europe on the Place Jean Rey, in the heart of the European district in Brussels. The memorial should also celebrate the process of European integration as an achievement made possible by learning from the lessons of the past. The presentation will include the designs that won first place by Tszwai So from the United Kingdom, second place by Sabina Tanovic and Dario Kristic from the Netherlands, third place by Mantas Maziliauskas, Povilas Šorys and Gitana Stankiene from Lithuania, as well as the seven entries that gained fourth to tenth place by: Ieva Žukauskaité, Henrikas Žukauskas, Kestutis Astrauskas and Kestutis Musteikis; Grega Vezjak; Voytek Gorczynski, Janusz Kapusta and Andrzej Pawlik; Nika Zupančič; Maruxa Touceda and Ángel de la Rubia; Denis Kutylov Viktorovich; Jordi Comas Mora and Anna Pont Armengo If you are interested in the event, please write us to: […]

Lesní bratři v Pobaltí

Minulost.cz - 3. Duben 2018 - 13:09

Zveřejňujeme dosud nepublikovaný rozhovor historika a člena vědecké rady Estonského ústavu historické paměti Pavla Žáčka – dnes poslance českého parlamentu – ze srpna loňského roku. Kreml i ruské ministerstvo zahraničí tehdy ostře reagovaly na osmiminutové video zveřejněné NATO o pobaltských „lesních bratřích“, kladoucích po roce 1944 v Estonsku, Litvě i Lotyšsku aktivní odpor proti druhé sovětské okupaci, s odkazem na jejich údajnou kontroverznost.

British-Chinese Architect Tszwai So Wins Platform’s Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels

Novinky z Platformy - 28. Březen 2018 - 0:00
Brussels / Prague, 28 March 2018. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is delighted to announce the winners of its competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels! The competition was held under the patronage of European Parliament President Mr Antonio Tajani, of EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr Tibor Navracsics and of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Belgium Mr Jaroslav Kurfürst. The goal of the project is to propose the first-ever pan-European memorial for all victims of 20th century totalitarianism in Europe on the Place Jean Rey, in the heart of the European district in Brussels. Thirty-nine anonymous entries from all over the world were forwarded to the Jury members, including, among others: EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics; Deputy Mayor of Brussels Mr Geoffroy Coomans de Brachène; world-renowned British architect Lord Norman Foster; and Ms Julie Beckman and Mr Keith Kaseman, authors of the Pentagon Memorial in Virginia, USA. After careful consideration, the Jury have announced the top 3 laureates: in first place Tszwai So, Spheron Architects, Unit 5C, London, UK; in second place Sabina Tanovic & Dario Kristic, Netherlands; in third place Mantas Maziliauskas, Povilas Šorys, Gitana Stankiene, Klaipeda, Lithuania. “First of all I would like to warmly thank […]

Joachim Gauck receives Ján Langoš Award

Novinky z Platformy - 27. Březen 2018 - 22:38
Bratislava / Prague, 27 March 2018. Former German Federal President Mr Joachim Gauck received the Ján Langoš Award at a ceremony held on Monday 26 March in Bratislava. Mr Joachim Wilhelm Gauck is a former Lutheran pastor who came to prominence as an anti-communist civil rights activist in East Germany. From 1990 to 2000 he served as first Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records and from 2012 to 2017 as President of Germany. “ Ján Langoš was a man of values; he showed it in all of his public activity. President Joachim Gauck is also a great man of values. In the case of both men this attitude is deeply rooted in, among other things, their personal experience of dealing with the totalitarian past. I’m proud that the Platform of European Memory and Conscience was a co-organiser of this important event,”  says Platform President Łukasz Kamiński. Ján Langoš (1946-2006) was a former dissident, one of the leaders of the Public Against Violence opposition movement of 1989, Minister of Interior of Czechoslovakia (1990-1992), tireless pioneer of a just and open coming to terms with the criminal Communist past of his country. When Czechoslovakia split, he became a Member of the Slovak Parliament and chairman of […]

Záznam diskuse: Role Ústavu pro studium totalitních režimů

Minulost.cz - 5. Březen 2018 - 23:17

Přinášíme záznam diskuse Centra pro studium totalitních režimů na téma Role Ústavu pro studium totalitních režimů ze dne 1. února 2018, která se uskutečnila ve spoloupráci a v prostorách knihovny Libri Prohibiti při příležitosti 10. výročí zahájení činnosti Ústavu.

Záznam diskuse: Role Ústavu pro studium totalitních režimů

Minulost.cz - 5. Březen 2018 - 23:17

Přinášíme záznam diskuse Centra pro studium totalitních režimů na téma Role Ústavu pro studium totalitních režimů ze dne 1. února 2018, která se uskutečnila ve spoloupráci a v prostorách knihovny Libri Prohibiti při příležitosti 10. výročí zahájení činnosti Ústavu.

Justice 2.0 working meeting in Prague on 27-28 February 2018

Novinky z Platformy - 5. Březen 2018 - 11:15
Prague, 28 February 2018 – Twenty-six representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations from Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Romania Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland convened in Prague on 27-28 February 2018 for a working meeting of the JUSTICE 2.0 project. The participants discussed the current situation and further steps in the project with members of the International Legal Advisor Team of the Platform and exchanged the information about the project development in their countries. The purpose of the JUSTICE 2.0 project is to raise international awareness about the issue of unpunished international crimes of Communism and to contribute to finding ways to achieving international justice for these crimes.

Lord Foster joins the jury of Platform’s Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels!

Novinky z Platformy - 15. Únor 2018 - 16:13
Prague, 15 February 2018. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is honoured to announce that world-renowned British architect Norman Foster has joined the jury of the Competition for a Proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels. The announcement of the winners of the competition is planned for the middle of March 2018. Norman Foster, famous award-winning architect, author of many outstanding projects such as the reconstructed German Bundestag in Berlin, has offered help to the competition organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience. Lord Foster accepted the invitation to become member of the international jury, saying that the issue of extremism and the importance of Europe were truly close to his heart. “It is a great honour for our Platform and the contestants, but above all it is a gesture of great support for the idea of creating an international monument devoted to the victims of totalitarian regimes,” says Platform President Łukasz Kamiński. The competition is held under the patronage of European Parliament President Mr Antonio Tajani, of EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr Tibor Navracsics and of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Belgium Mr Jaroslav Kurfürst. The […]

Competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels: Jury will choose from 39 professional entries

Novinky z Platformy - 5. Únor 2018 - 15:19
Prague, 5 February 2018. The competition for a proposal of a Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels, announced by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience in April 2017, has yielded thirty-nine entries from artists and architects. The entries have been forwarded to the Jury, which includes EC Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, the Deputy Mayor of Brussels, the Chairman of the Brussels Urban Art Committee and several authors of existing memorials. The competition, organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience, is held under the patronage of European Parliament President Mr Antonio Tajani, of EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr Tibor Navracsics and of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Belgium Mr Jaroslav Kurfürst. The goal is to propose a first-ever pan-European memorial for all victims of 20th century totalitarianism in Europe on the Place Jean Rey, in the heart of the European district in Brussels. The Memorial should also celebrate the process of European integration as an achievement made possible by learning from the lessons of the past. Sixty-eight contestants from thirty-two countries of Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East had registered for […]

Konference o komunismu v Paříži a baltická setkání

Minulost.cz - 31. Leden 2018 - 13:57

V Paříži jsem poprvé s manželkou pobyl 3 týdny po turistickém odjezdu 17. srpna 1968 přes Německo, Holandsko, Belgii a Paříž, z které jsme 23. září 1968 odletěli do emigrace-exilu v Montrealu. Pak jsme byli v Paříži na výletech třikrát, ale 7. - 10. listopadu 2017 jsem se zúčastnil mezinárodní konference „100 let komunismu“ ve dnech 8. - 9. listopadu 2017.

Konference o komunismu v Paříži a baltická setkání

Minulost.cz - 31. Leden 2018 - 13:57

V Paříži jsem poprvé s manželkou pobyl 3 týdny po turistickém odjezdu 17. srpna 1968 přes Německo, Holandsko, Belgii a Paříž, z které jsme 23. září 1968 odletěli do emigrace-exilu v Montrealu. Pak jsme byli v Paříži na výletech třikrát, ale 7. - 10. listopadu 2017 jsem se zúčastnil mezinárodní konference „100 let komunismu“ ve dnech 8. - 9. listopadu 2017.

Platform hands over new evidence to Bavarian prosecutors in the case of the 1986 killing of Johann Dick by Czechoslovak border guards

Novinky z Platformy - 18. Leden 2018 - 15:13
Prague, 18 January 2018. At a meeting held earlier this week in Weiden, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience handed over new evidence to Bavarian prosecutors in the case of the killing of West-German civilian Johann Dick who was shot and killed by Czechoslovak border guards in 1986. The files of the former Czechoslovak secret police were unknown to the Bavarian investigators until now. Researchers of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience found new evidence in the secret police archives of former Communist Czechoslovakia which might help shed new light on the case of Johann Dick, a retired Bavarian army officer who was shot and killed by Czechoslovak border guards while on a weekend hike in the border region on 18 September 1986. In an attempt to conceal the crime, the border guards dragged the wounded man onto Czechoslovak territory, where he died in hospital. The Bavarian investigators at the time did not have access to documents about the crime created by the Communist regime’s secret police. They were made accessible to the public by law of the Czech Republic only in 2008. At a meeting held this week in Weiden, Germany, the Platform handed over the new […]

Popraviště, popravy a popravení

Minulost.cz - 18. Leden 2018 - 10:07

Největším šokem pro mne však bylo, když jsem objevil popraviště. Bylo to pravé socialistické popraviště! Ve sklepní místnosti s mokvajícími stěnami stál rozviklaný stůl a v koutě otlučená plechová skříň. V ní byla rezavá trubka a špinavá oprátka se stopami krve. Místnost sousedila se dvěma menšími, spíše komorami než místnostmi, bez dveří. V jedné bylo malé propadlo s plechovým krytem, od kterého vedlo do druhé komory táhlo s pákou.

Popraviště, popravy a popravení

Minulost.cz - 18. Leden 2018 - 10:07

Největším šokem pro mne však bylo, když jsem objevil popraviště. Bylo to pravé socialistické popraviště! Ve sklepní místnosti s mokvajícími stěnami stál rozviklaný stůl a v koutě otlučená plechová skříň. V ní byla rezavá trubka a špinavá oprátka se stopami krve. Místnost sousedila se dvěma menšími, spíše komorami než místnostmi, bez dveří. V jedné bylo malé propadlo s plechovým krytem, od kterého vedlo do druhé komory táhlo s pákou.

Pohotovostní pluk VB ČSR v dokumentech

Minulost.cz - 16. Leden 2018 - 12:12

Protirežimní demonstrace v roce 1969 přinutily komunistickou stranu zřídit zcela nový útvar Veřejné bezpečnosti. Ten zahájil svou činnost k 1. září 1970 jako Pohotovostní pluk VB ČSR (na Slovensku existoval obdobný Pohotovostní útvar VB SSR). Pluk byl zrušen usnesením vlády ČSR č. 3 ze dne 10. ledna 1990. Přinášíme organizační strukturu PPVB ČSR k 17. listopadu 1989.

Pohotovostní pluk VB ČSR v dokumentech

Minulost.cz - 16. Leden 2018 - 12:12

Protirežimní demonstrace v roce 1969 přinutily komunistickou stranu zřídit zcela nový útvar Veřejné bezpečnosti. Ten zahájil svou činnost k 1. září 1970 jako Pohotovostní pluk VB ČSR (na Slovensku existoval obdobný Pohotovostní útvar VB SSR). Pluk byl zrušen usnesením vlády ČSR č. 3 ze dne 10. ledna 1990. Přinášíme organizační strukturu PPVB ČSR k 17. listopadu 1989.

Platform experts provided guided tour to the MEPs in the House of the European History

Novinky z Platformy - 11. Leden 2018 - 16:16
Brussels, 10 January – Platform experts lead by Paweł Ukielski, the deputy director of the Warszaw Uprising Museum provided the guided tour to the 7 MEPs from the EPP Group on 10 January. The members of the European Parliament visited the permanent exhibition of the House of European History (HEH) with the several Platform experts who recently introduced the critical report to this exhibition . The conclusion of the report says that the House of European History project fails at presenting European history in three dimensions: structure, concept and facts. As a result, visitors get an ideologically biased, chaotic narrative line with many shortcomings or even falsifications. The main idea is missing and it seems to be overshadowed by the narrow-minded Marxism-rooted concept. The report on HEH by the Platform experts is available here.