Minister Max Jakobson (30 September 1923 – 9 March 2013)
Max Jakobson was a journalist, diplomat, writer, columnist, historian and Finland’s best-known expert on foreign policy. In 1990, President Mauno Koivisto conferred the title of Minister on him. His relationship with Estonia was close and his contribution to bringing Estonia back into Europe was [...]
Berlin, 9 November 2012. Commemorating the victims of the “Reichskristallnacht” 74 years ago and the victims of Communism on the 23rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience calls on the European community to create a status of protected European heritage for archives harbouring documents on [...]
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The Platform of European Memory and Conscience will hold a conference on the Legal Settlement of Communist Crimes in the European Parliament in Brussels on 5 June 2012. Participants include scholars, lawyers and politicians from many European countries. Estonia’s representative is University of Tartu Professor of International Law Lauri Mälksoo. Conference session moderators are [...]
The Platform of European Memory and Conscience including 21 institutions from 13 countries was founded in Prague on Friday, 14 October 2011. The Platform strives for fostering cooperation between organisations focusing on historical research and making people aware of the totalitarian regimes both at national and international levels. The Platform also aims at promoting [...]
Venue: Nordic Hotel Forum Conference Centre, Viru Väljak 3, Tallinn 9-10 June 2011 Conference Languages: English, Estonian Organizers: The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory (www.mnemosyne.ee) and the Unitas Foundation (www.unitasfoundation.org).
Thursday, 9 June
10:30 Panel 1: Policy, Methods and Means for Shaping Communist Identity and Personality, moderator Marcus Meckel
Silviu Taras [...]
Date: June 9-10, 2011 Conference Venue: Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia Conference Languages: English, Estonian Organizers: The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory (www.mnemosyne.ee) and the Unitas Foundation (www.unitasfoundation.org).
The aim of totalitarian regimes was the radical transformation of personalities and of the identity of their subjects into a new ideological form. During the [...]
“Estonia and the people of Estonia have endured a lot. However, even today we don’t have a real overview of what exactly happened in Estonia during the Soviet period,” said President Toomas Hendrik Ilves yesterday in Kadriorg, at the first session of the Learned Committee of the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory.
According to [...]