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    Conference "Anti-Communist Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe"

    16–17 November 2011, Bratislava (Slovakia)

    European Network Remembrance and Solidarity supported the organisation of the "Anti-Communist Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe" conference. The conference aimed to present the most recent results of historical research on anti-Communist activities with special regards paid to revolts, mass emigration and persecutions in the Soviet Bloc after Second World War.

    The goal of the conference was to widen the context of civil action against totalitarian systems, especially inclusion of open anti-government revolts. Various forms of persecution of dissidents were analysed during the conference. Scholars from several different countries of the former East Bloc took part in the discussions, which allowed for a comparative approach to features both common and specific to the development of anti-Communist resistance in these countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

    The conference focused on the following topics:

    ● Illegal groups and dissidents in anti-Communist resistance movement.
    ● Oppositional activities in formal and informal organisations (student, ecclesiastical, military etc.)
    ● Open revolts and insurrections against Communist authorities.
    ● Political emigré groups in struggle against Communist regimes.
    ● Forms of judicial and extrajudicial actions against activists of anti-Communist movements.
    ● The role of mass media and propaganda in struggle against Communist regimes.

    Partners and organisers

    logo of UPN
    logo of ENRS
    logo of IPN
    logo of Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes
    logo of 1956 Institute
    logo of PV ZPKO
    logo of National Council of the Slovak Republic
    logo of KPVS Confederation of Political Prisoners of Slovakia
    With financial support
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