|How it happened that two countries Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria, part of the socialist block, opposed each other from different sides of the barricade? With the help of original documents, audio and video witnesses this web-page tries to give an answer.|
The official long name of the institution is Commission for Access to Documents and Information regarding Bulgarian Citizens Engaged in Activities of the State Security and the Intelligence Services of the Bulgarian Army.
The basic idea behind the project is through modern communication and internet technologies to create and develop catalogue of the contemporary critical readings of Bulgarian communism.
The project started as a website on 26th March 2004 and was the first website for personal recollections from the socialist years in Bulgaria. The project is based exclusively on the use of Internet as a tool and place for storytelling and is the first of that kind in Eastern Europe.
This web site was the result of the spontaneous initiative of a group of participants in political discussions in Bulgarian cyberspace. It was built in support of the draft resolution on the international condemnation of communism, sponsored by Rene van der Linden at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
The main objectives of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania are the gathering of data, documents and testimonies regarding all oppressive actions exerted by the system, as well as the notification of the state’s criminal investigation departments...
The Institute of National Remembrance was created to address issues which are considered essential to the legislative power in Poland, primarily to preserve the memory of the losses which were suffered by the Polish Nation as a result of the World War II and the post-war period; patriotic traditions of fighting against occupants, Nazism and Communism; citizens' efforts to fight for an independent Polish State, in defense of freedom and human dignity.
Investigation responsibilities enable the ÚDV to expose and to prosecute criminal acts from the period 1948-1989 where it couldn´t be decided by final judgment for political reasons. n addition to the investigation there is as well its documentation activity which is equally important and consists especially in collecting, analysing and evaluating of...
|Research and nonpartisan evaluation, analyze causes and methods of the liquidation of the democratic regime during the rule of Communist totalitarian power, acquire and make accessible to the public archive documents, cooperate with scientific, cultural, educational, and other institutions ...|
The Office of the Federal Commissioner (BStU) preserves the records of the Ministry for State Security of the GDR in its archives and makes these available for various purposes to private individuals, institutions and the public in accordance with strict legal regulations.
Having survived two terror regimes, it was felt that the time had come for Hungary to erect a fitting memorial to the victims, and at the same time to present a picture of what life was like for Hungarians in those times.