Platform of European Memory and Conscience

Remembering the victims of Communism in Oradea

Novinky z Platformy - 8. Březen 2019 - 11:27
Oradea/Nagyvárad, 25 February 2019 – The 100 million victims of Communism were remembered at a memorial plaque placed on the wall of the inner court of the Partium Christian University on 25 February in Oradea city, Romania. The commemoration event was…

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Commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the Communist coup in Prague

Novinky z Platformy - 26. Únor 2019 - 18:07
Prague, 25 February 2019. The Platform and its Czech members, the Confederation of Political Prisoners of the Czech Republic, the Association of Former Soldiers of the Auxilliary Technical Battallions – Military Forced Labour Camps with Seat in Prague and Prague…

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German embassy representative visits the Platform office in Prague on 15 February

Novinky z Platformy - 18. Únor 2019 - 14:26
Prague, 15 February – The Platform office in Prague was visited by Dr Guido Müntel, the Head of the press office of German embassy on 15 February. He and the Platform Managing Director Mr Peter Rendek discussed ongoing projects, especially…

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Platform met representatives of the House of European History in Brussels

Novinky z Platformy - 18. Únor 2019 - 14:17
Brussels, 14 February – On 14 February 2019 the Platform Executive Board members Ms Andreja Valič Zver, Mr Zsolt Szilágyi, Mr Wolfgang-Christian Fuchs and Mr Toomas Hiio with the President Mr Lukasz Kamiński, the Managing Director Mr Peter Rendek and the main editor of the report on the House of European History (HEH) exhibition Mr Paweł Ukielski (Deputy…

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Working meetings in Budapest

Novinky z Platformy - 18. Únor 2019 - 14:01
Budapest, 12–13 February. The President of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience Mr Łukasz Kamiński altogether with member of the Executive Board Mr Zsolt Szilágyi and Platform Managing Director Mr Peter Rendek visited Budapest on 12 to 13 February. During the first working day in Hungary,…

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The Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic for the first time compensated a former German Democratic Republic citizen for injury caused by the Czechoslovak Border Guards

Novinky z Platformy - 31. Leden 2019 - 11:34
Prague, 31 January. In a decision issued by the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic on 28 January 2019, compensation was granted to a former East German refugee who was badly injured in 1982 by the Czechoslovak Border Guard in…

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“Justice 2.0” project presentation in Berlin

Novinky z Platformy - 28. Leden 2019 - 13:28
Berlin, 25 January – The recent development and history of the Platform project “Justice 2.0” was introduced by the Platform Managing Director Mr Peter Rendek at the international working conference about the victims on the Iron Curtain, which took place on 24…

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Meeting with the Regional Minister of Justice of Valencia was held in Brussels

Novinky z Platformy - 23. Leden 2019 - 14:00
Brussels, 22 January – Platform Executive Board Member Mr Zsolt Szilágyi met with the Regional Minister of Justice of Valencia, Ms Gabriela Bravo and a Spanish socialist MEP, Ms Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández on 22 January in Brussels. In the name of…

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The Platform commemorates the 50th anniversary of the self-immolation of Jan Palach

Novinky z Platformy - 17. Leden 2019 - 20:48
Prague, 17 January – This week marks the 50th anniversary of the self-immolation of Czech student Jan Palach on Wenceslas Square in Prague.  His act was a political protest against the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Warsaw Pact armies, which brought a brutal end to the Prague…

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The court rehabilitated four refugees from the former GDR

Novinky z Platformy - 13. Prosinec 2018 - 22:16
Cheb, 11 December 2018. The District Court in Cheb (West Bohemia) has rehabilitated four citizens of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR) who, during the old regime, had attempted to escape through Czechoslovakia to West Germany, were detained by members…

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Platform celebrates 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights with new educational tool

Novinky z Platformy - 10. Prosinec 2018 - 0:00
Prague, 10 December – To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience is introducing a new educational tool for students – a series of short educational videos in English illustrating the violations of human rights by the Nazi and the Communist totalitarian regimes alike. The 29 short clips introduce and illustrate the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The short lessons from our common past illustrate the stories of people who faced the violation of their rights by totalitarian regimes (Nazism, Fascism, and Communism). The target group is primarily secondary school students anywhere in Europe and worldwide. Introduction Article 1 All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.   Article 4 No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.   Article 5 No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The project was created […]