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The annual meeting of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience

 

The annual meeting of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience, the organisation of which the IPN is a founding member, was held on 28 to 30 November. As part of the event, a seminar entitled "The Genocide of European Roma in 1939-45"took place as well as workshops devoted to international justice, education, commemoration and research. The meeting was further an opportunity for the individual members to elect  new authorities of the Platform. The Institute of National Remembrance was represented by Prosecutor Bogusław Czerwiński from the Chief Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation and Agnieszka Jędrzak, Head of the Division of International Relations. Prosecutor Bogusław Czerwiński gave a talk on the initiative of the prosecutorial division of the IPN to establish an international tribunal dealing with communist crimes, which  is an important contribution to the Platform's activity and  has become one of the organization's priorities. He also updated the participants of the meeting on the progress in the investigation into the murder of Polish citizens on the Czechoslovak-Austrian border. Agnieszka Jędrzak presented international projects of particular divisions of the Institute with particular emphasis on the specificity of their functioning.

The newly elected Chairman of the Platform is Dr Łukasz Kamiński, former President of the Institute of National Remembrance, who was fully supported  by the current President of the Institute, Dr Jarosław Szarek.

The IPN delegation along with other members of the Platform paid homage to the victims of the communist regime in Ponary and the Chapel Columbarium in Tuskulenai. They also visited the Museum of the Genocide Victims located in the Memorial Complex of the Tuskulenai Peace Park.

Commitment to the Platform's activity is part of the mission and one of the statutory tasks of the Institute of National Remembrance.

 

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