The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

Petr Blažek: Ryszard Siwiec 1909–1968

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The Czech-English publication, published jointly by the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes of the Czech Republic and Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance, offers all basic materials available about Ryszard Siwiec, a 59-year-old Polish citizen, who committed self-immolation in a Warsaw stadium on September 8, 1968 in protest against the August Occupation of Czechoslovakia by armies of Warsaw Pact countries and the participation of the troops of the Polish People’s Republic in the invasion.

Istytut Pamieci Narodowej, ÚSTR, Prague 2015, 1st edition, bound publication, 248 pages, ISBN 978-83-7629-847-4 (IPN), ISBN 978-80-87912-33-1 (ÚSTR)

Published: 07.09.2015

Manufacturing a Socialist Modernity. Housing in Czechoslovakia 1945–1960

Presentation of a book and a lecture by Kimberly Elman Zarecor.

  • Date: 25 May 2015 at 5 pm
  • Venue: The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Siwiecova 2, Prague 3 ( Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů, Siwiecova 2, Praha 3)
  • The lecture will be held in English, no interpretation is provided.

Published: 12.05.2015

Velehrad is Calling You! The influence of the Conference of Helsinki on the development of Church activities in Central Europe

The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes organizes a conference and an exhibition called VELEHRAD IS CALLING YOU! The influence of the Conference of Helsinki on the development of Church activities in Central Europe. The conference and the exhibition will be held on 11 – 12 June 2015.

  • Main partners of the conference: Aletti Centre Velehrad-Roma in Olomouc, Institute for Intercultural, Interreligious and Ecumenical Research and Dialogue of Palacký University in Olomouc, Nation’s Memory Institute in Bratislava.
  • Media partners: Czech office of Vatican Radio, Katolický týdeník (Catholic Weekly), Radio Proglas, Television NOE.
  • Venue: area of the pilgrimage place Velehrad, Zlín Region, South Moravia, Czech Republic

Published: 16.01.2015

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Functions of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

  • Studies and impartially evaluates the time of non-freedom and the time of Communist totalitarian power; examines the anti-democratic and criminal activity of state bodies, especially its security services, and the criminal activity of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ), as well as other organizations based on its ideology.
  • Analyzes the causes and methods of liquidation of the democratic regime during the time of Communist totalitarian power; documents the participation of both local and foreign elements in support of the Communist regime as well as in resistance to it.
  • Secures and makes accessible to the public documents relating to the time of non-freedom and the time of Communist totalitarian power, particularly about the activity of the security services and means and forms of both persecution and resistance.
  • Converts acquired documents into electronic form without unnecessary delay.
  • Documents Nazi and Communist crimes.
  • Provides the public with the results of its activity, in particular by publishing information about the time of non-freedom and the time of Communist totalitarian power, and about the deeds and fates of individuals; publishes and disseminates publications, organizes exhibitions, seminars, professional conferences and discussions.
  • Cooperates with scientific, cultural, educational and other institutions for the purpose of exchanging information and experience relating to professional issues.
  • Cooperates with foreign institutions and individuals of similar orientation.