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Platform of European Memory and Conscience kritisiert die bestehende Ausstellung im House of European History

News | Pressemitteilung | vom 23.10.2017
Logo der Platform of European Memory and Conscience
Logo der Platform of European Memory and Conscience

Prag, Warschau, 23.10.2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience
has prepared a critical report on the House of European History, a project of the European
Parliament in Brussels inaugurated earlier this year. Based on grave shortcomings, a clear
ideological bias towards Marxism and historical misinterpretations, especially regarding
European values and the history of the Cold War, the Platform calls for the exhibition to be
replaced by an objective and professional one, prepared in a transparent way.

Reacting to initial concerned reactions of visitors to the House of European History which opened
in May 2017 in Brussels, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience conducted a study visit
to the museum in August 2017. A team of professionals active in the field of history and
remembrance from 9 countries compiled a Report edited by Paweł Ukielski, member of the
Executive Board of the Platform and Deputy Director of the Warsaw Rising Museum.

According to the Platform, the permanent exhibition in the House of European History does not
uphold and celebrate today’s Europe and the European unification process as a victory of European values – freedom, democracy, protection of human rights and the rule of law - over non-freedom,
war and totalitarian dictatorships, but is rather an ideological, neo-Marxist exhibition which grossly
misrepresents particularly the history of the Cold War and the fall of Communism.