103, 2019

Update – CALL FOR PAPERS: “Mister Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Socio-economic and Political Consequences 30 Years After

1 March 2019|Articles, Carousel news, Doctoral students, General Public, Press releases|

History of Communism no. 10/2019 “Mister Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Socio-economic and Political Consequences 30 Years After The 30 years that have passed after the fall of the Berlin Wall have been a challenge not only to countries in the Eastern bloc, but also to the western world. Once the Iron Curtain collapsed, liberal democracy acquired wings but also new meanings. Ever since then it has been the engine to fuel changes, be they economic, social, political or educational. The endeavor to build on the remains of Socialist dictatorships political regimes that nurture respect for the rule of law [...]

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 [...]

3007, 2018

UPDATE: The Results of the Fifth Archaeological Campaign in Search of the Graves of the Political Prisoners Dead at Periprava Labour Camp

30 July 2018|Articles, Campaigns, Carousel news, General Public, Press releases, Special investigations|

Bucharest, 30 July 2018. The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) organised during 16 and 26 July 2018 the fifth archaeological investigation campaign in Periprava village, C.A. Rosetti, Tulcea County. The operation aimed to search and recover the remains of the political prisoners, dead at the former labour colony functioning near the village. During 2013 and between 2015 and 2018, IICCMER organized and undertook five archaeological investigations campaigns within the current cemetery from Periprava. In 2013, during the first campaign, the Military Prosecution Service was not informed, as a consequence, the [...]

1307, 2018

The Fifth Archaeological Campaign in Search of the Graves of the Political Prisoners Dead at Periprava Labour Camp, Tulcea County

13 July 2018|Articles, Campaigns, Carousel news, General Public, Press releases, Special investigations|

Bucharest, 13 July 2018. The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) organises beginning 16 July 2018 the fifth archaeological investigation campaign in Periprava village, C.A. Rosetti, Tulcea County. The operation aims to search and recover the remains of the political prisoners, dead at the former labour colony functioning near the village. During 2013 and between 2015 and 2017, IICCMER organized and undertook four archaeological investigations campaigns within the current cemetery from Periprava. It was on this spot where, during 1959 and 1964, a large number of deceased political prisoners from the [...]

2506, 2018

MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS from “Siret Paediatric Neuropsychological Hospital”

25 June 2018|Carousel news, Criminal complaints, General Public, Press releases|

Bucharest, 25th June 2018. The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) has filed a denunciation to the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice regarding inhuman treatments applied during the Communist period in Siret Paediatric Neuropsychological Hospital. The denunciation refers to the period between 01.01.1980 and 22.12.1989 when 340 minor children died. Localised in the northern area of Romania, Siret Paediatric Neuropsychological Hospital, called, in a suggestive way, Orphanage of Terror, set up in 1956 by order of Health minister, is one of the first hospitals in [...]

612, 2017

The seventh volume of the IICCMER scientific journal in English was published

6 December 2017|Carousel news, General Public, Periodicals, Press releases, Publications|

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) released the latest issue of the IICCMER academic journal History of Communism in Europe, vol. 7/ 2016, at Zeta Books Publishing House, on the topic The (R)evolutionary Maze. Communist Parties in Europe. Communism played a very important role on the 20th century European political and cultural stage, both as ideology and as an authoritarian/totalitarian state system. Communist parties all over Europe were called to lead the way in the fight for a revolutionary, equalitarian, utopic society, under the guidance of the III Communist International (founded [...]

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