1210, 2017

The Best Specialists in the History of Science, at the International Conference Breaking the Wall: A National and Transnational Perspective on East-European Science (1945-1990)

12 October 2017|Conferences, Events, General Public, Press releases|

During October 11-12, 2017, The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Faculté des Lettres, Langues et Sciences Humaines – Université D’Angers and Centre de Recherches Historiques de l’Ouest (CERHIO) organized, in Bucharest, the International Conference Breaking the wall: A national and transnational perspective on East-European Science (1945-1990). The event reunited the best specialists in the history of science from various areas: history, biology, medicine, genetics, sociology, philosophy, in order to get a larger perspective over the way politics and scientific research influenced each other during the communist regime in [...]

407, 2017

Agreement of Cooperation signed between IICCMER, the Timişoara Society and the Platform for European Memory and Conscience

4 July 2017|Carousel news, Press releases|

Bucharest/ Timişoara/ Prague, July 4, 2017. On Monday, July 3, 2017, the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER), the Timişoara Society and the Platfom for European Memory and Conscience have signed an Agreement on Cooperation in order to expand research in the area of killings of civilians on the border during the Communist regime in Romania. The activities will concentrate on the cases of human rights infringement and on the abuses committed by representatives of the totalitarian system against those civilian persons that tried to flee the country. About the Partners [...]

2903, 2017

Former commander of the Periprava labor camp, Ioan Ficior, sentenced to 20 years in prison

29 March 2017|Carousel news, Criminal complaints, General Public, Press releases|

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the High Court of Cassation and Justice made the final ruling in the case of the former commander of the Periprava labor colony, Ioan Ficior, sentencing him to 20 years in prison for crimes against humanity. Ioan Ficior had been sentenced to 20 years in prison by the Bucharest Court of Appeal on March 30, 2016. Ficior was accused of enforcing and maintaining an extermination regime for the political prisoners detained at Periprava while he was occupying leading positions within this labor camp during 1958-1963. According to the prosecutors, the analyzed documents show that during [...]

2712, 2016

History of Communism in Europe, no. 8/ 2017: The Other Half of Communism: Women’s Outlook

27 December 2016|Carousel news, General Public, Periodicals, Press releases, Publications|

This call for papers seeks contributors for the eighth issue of the scientific journal History of Communism in Europe, no. 8/2017: The Other Half of Communism: Women's Outlook on the gendered histories of European communisms. This issue looks to include the most recent scholarship on women and their intricate relations with the Communist parties in Europe, during the XX century. While including the valuable scholarship on “exceptional” personalities such as Alexandra Kollontai, Inessa Armand or Dolores Ibarruri, this issue aims to explore the voices of women that by political choice or simply historical tournaments found themselves as both objects and [...]

411, 2016

Opération Villages Roumains: A model of European solidarity The reaction against the communist project of systematizing the villages (1988-1989)

4 November 2016|Carousel news, Conferences, Events, General Public, IICCMER events about exile, Press releases|

Bucharest, October 21, 2016. The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) organizes on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Jockey Club in Bucharest (9 Episcopiei Street), the colloquium “Opération Villages Roumains: A Model of European Solidarity. The Reaction against the Communist Project of Systematizing the Villages (1988-1989)”. The communist regime viewed the systematization of the villages as a last stage of an economic program meant to level the quality of life for the entire Romanian population. The project aimed to destroy 7-8,000 of villages, merging them into agro-industrial centers, and to move the rural population [...]

2010, 2016

IICCMER regrets the passing away of two emblematic figures of the Romanian exile

20 October 2016|General Public, Press releases|

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) expresses its regrets regarding the passing away of two emblematic figures of the Romanian exile Elisabeth Rațiu (1921-2016), wife of the former Peasant Party leader Ion Raţiu, and Radu Câmpeanu (1922-2016), the first president of the National Liberal Party after the fall of the communist regime. Elisabeth Rațiu was born in the UK and married Ion Raţiu in 1945, in London, after meeting him at Cambridge. They had two sons, Indrei, born in 1946, and Nicolae, born in 1948. In 1979, Ion and Elisabeth [...]

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