2108, 2014

Twenty Five Years Later. History and Memory of Communism. The International Conference of Bucharest. November 20 – 21, 2014

21 August 2014|Conferences, Events, General Public|

Organizers: Memoria Cultural Foundation, The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER)  Partners: Francophone Regional Center of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (CeReFREA), National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA) Conference Committee:  Convenors: Claudia-Florentina Dobre (Memoria Cultural Foundation, CeReFREA), Valeriu Antonovici (SNSPA) Advisory Board : Cosmin Budeancă (General Director, IICCMER), Liliana Deyanova (Professor, Department of Sociology, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University),Micaela Ghiţescu (Director, Memoria Cultural Foundation), Adrian Miroiu (Professor, SNSPA), Radu Preda (Executive President, IICCMER), Liviu Rotman (Professor, SNSPA), Izabela Skórzyńska  (Associated Professor, ‘Adam Mickiewicz’ University of Poznań), Anna Wachowiak (Professor, Higher School of Humanities, Szczecin). Organizational Information: Venue Date : 20-21 November 2014 Abstract proposal and deadline: Please send your abstract of no more than 300 [...]

1007, 2014

IICCMER asks the General Prosecutor’s Office to initiate the criminal proceedings against former deputy commander for security and regime of the Oneşti labor camp, also former deputy commander for security and regime / commander of the Gherla penitentiary for crimes against humanity

10 July 2014|Conferences, Criminal complaints, Events, Former commanders, General Public, Press releases|

Bucharest, July 8th, 2014 – The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) asked the General Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice to initiate the criminal proceedings against the former deputy commander for security and regime of the Oneşti labor camp, also former deputy commander for security and regime / commander of the Gherla Penitentiary, Lieutenant-major (r) Constantin Istrate (88 years old), for committing crimes against humanity. Following investigations carried out during the past months, IICCMER has identified a series of evidence indicating that, during the time Lieutenant-major (r) Constantin [...]

1006, 2014

Conference held by Radu Preda at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna: “25 years later. The Culture of Remembrance – The Case of Romania”

10 June 2014|Conferences, Events, General Public|

The Executive President of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and Memory of the Romanian Exile, Radu Preda, holds the conference “25 years later. The Culture of Remembrance – The Case of Romania”, on Wednesday, June 11th, from 7 p.m., at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna. The conference aims to present the way in which a culture of remembrance was shaped in Europe and Romania respectively, 25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain. The event raises a question each country should answer, considering the impressive number of victims: Is Europe aware, 25 years after the [...]

805, 2014

Debate on the anticommunist resistance through faith, organized on the former day of the Romanian Communist Party

8 May 2014|Conferences, Events, General Public|

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER), in partnership with the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism (INST) and the Lumea Credinţei Magazine, organized on Thursday, May 8th, at Cărtureşti bookstore in Bucharest, the debate “The anticommunist resistance through faith”, which revealed the amazing stories of some of the victims of the communist repression and the strength they showed in fighting for their ideals. The debate was based on two volumes recently published at Lumea Credinței Publishing House: „Sfinţii închisorilor în Lumea Credinţei. Din rezistenţa României creştine împotriva ateismului comunist”(“The Saints of the Prisons in the World [...]

1807, 2013

The fate of several pro-British Romanian activists during the communist regime, analyzed by Dennis Deletant, professor at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

18 July 2013|Conferences, Events, General Public|

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile organizes the conference “Condemned, but not forgotten: the fate of several pro-British activists in Romania. 1945-1964”, held by Mr. Dennis Deletant, professor of Romanian Studies at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., which will take place on Thursday, July 18th, from 17.00, at Grand Hotel Continental in Bucharest (56 Victoriei Street). After the instauration of the communist regime in 1945, Romania was forced to turn its back on the Occident and look Eastwards. Any person connected to the western world automatically became a suspect and a target [...]

2809, 2012

How do we teach the history of communism in Eastern Europe? International Conference

28 September 2012|Conferences, Events, General Public|

September 27th  - 28th 2012, Hotel Ramada Majestic Bucharest The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile and the association Respiro Human Rights Research Centre, together with the association Militia Spirituala and with the support of the Soros Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, organized the international conference Education for Human Right through the History of the Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union. The event  aimed to discuss challenges and opportunities with regard to the education for human rights through the history of the recent past. The workshop’s objectives were, [...]

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