208, 2018

The International Conference Totalitarian Buildings of Memory and Conscience will take place on 20 August in Bucharest

2 August 2018|Articles, Carousel news, Doctoral students, Events, General Public, Master, Press releases, Students, Teachers|

Bucharest, 2nd of August 2018. The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) and The Platform of European Memory and Conscience are pleased to invite you to join us during the works of the international conference "Totalitarian Buildings of Memory and Conscience", which is to be held in Bucharest, Romania, Hotel Sheraton, on the 20th of August 2018, between 09:30 - 17:30. An international working conference to examine the situation of major totalitarian prisons which stand empty today in a number of European countries and the possibilities of their preservation as European sites [...]

1805, 2016

The Communism in Romania Exhibition opened on May 18 at the Romanian Athenaeum

18 May 2016|Carousel news, Conferences, Doctoral students, Events, Exhibitions, General Public, Master, Middle School, School students, Students, Teachers|

The Institute for the Investigation of Communism Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) and the Konrad Adenauer Romania Foundation organized on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the varnishing of the Communism in Romania exhibition, which presents the history of the key moments of the period 1944-1989 in representative images. Initially, the exhibition offers its visitors an overview of the repression and the anti-communist resistance, so that in the fall of this year to extend to other sections related to the totalitarian period. Thus, the permanent exhibition of the future Museum of Communism will cover topics such as the [...]

1204, 2016

How do you represent communism in one image Poster Contest

12 April 2016|Carousel news, Conferences, Doctoral students, Events, General Public, Master, Middle School, School students, Students, Teachers|

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) decided to launch a challenge addressed to young artists and more. The way in which today’s youth think about the totalitarian period is important not only because it reveals the degree of knowing and understanding a certain period that still affects the Romanian society, but also informs on what we can improve. If so far we have only organized graphic art or essay contests addressed to pupils, we wanted to provide more young people with an opportunity to express their view on communism. And [...]

1104, 2016

IICCMER launches the creation contest for highschool students “What communism meant for your family”

11 April 2016|Carousel news, General Public, Middle School, School students contests, Students, Teachers|

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER), in partnership with the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), launches a new national creation contest entitled “What communism meant for your family”, addressed to students in grades IX-XII. The creation contest aims at developing Romanian youth’s mechanisms of personal reflection and critical thinking through the recuperation of the traumatic memory of the recent past. This initiative encourages the inter-generational dialogue by inviting young people to adopt an unconventional, participative approach, that of recuperating the history of [...]

2402, 2016

The Women during Communism Conference took place on March 3 in Bucharest

24 February 2016|Conferences, Doctoral students, Events, General Public, Master, Middle School, School students, Students, Teachers|

Thursday, March 3, at the National Library of Romania, the Conference Women during Communism. Collective and Individual Destinies took place. The conference opened with the presentation of the special guest, British journalist Jessica Douglas-Home, and continued with the presentations of IICCMER experts Irina Hasnaş-Hubbard, Constantin Vasilescu, Ioana Manolache and Mariana-Alina Urs. The general themes addressed by the guests aimed to provide a general overview of women’s detention during the communist period through figures and statistics, but also a particular one through several case studies such as the one of philosopher and man of letters Alice Voinescu or artist Lena Constante. The [...]

1701, 2016

Evghenia Ghinzburg’s diary was launched on Friday, February 5

17 January 2016|Articles, Book of the month, Carousel news, Conferences, Doctoral students, Events, General Public, Master, Publications, School students, Students, Teachers|

On Friday, February 5, at Cărturești Verona Tea-house, Corint Publishing House and the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) launched the volume Into the Whirlwind. Diary by Evghenia Ghinzburg. Published with the support of the IICCMER, the book is considered to be one of the most important testimonies about the Stalin’s regime of terror. With an impressive attention to detail, a strong power and an invincible spirit, Ghinzburg describes the years, days and minutes spent in prisons and labor camps, including the two years spent in solitary confinement. Antoaneta Olteanu (PhD at the Faculty [...]

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