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10. 1. 2014 9:31

Unveiling of the monument to victims of the Iron Curtain in Slovakia

Staff of the secretariat of the Ethics Commission of the Czech Republic for recognition of participants in anti-communist opposition and resistance, took part in a visit to the Institute of National Remembrance (ÚPN) in Bratislava on November 14th and 15th.

In addition to working meetings with representatives of the ÚPN concerning compliance with the Czech and Slovak legislation on honouring participants in anti-communist resistance, the secretariat staff attended the ceremonial unveiling of a monument to 42 victims of the Iron Curtain, killed near the Austrian-Slovak border, unveiled by the Chairman of the Bratislava Region, Pavol Frešo, Chairman of the Slovak Confederation of Political Prisoners, Father Anton Srholec and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ÚPN Ondrej Krajňák. In addition to the names of the victims, the monument also includes a brief description of the tragic end to their dreams of freedom.

(link to the Slovak television broadcast: www.ta3.com/clanok/1030291/odhalili-pamatnik-obetiam-komunizmu.html)

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