Speech by the Chair of International Memorial Society at the Custodian of National Memory Award Ceremony

posted 26 Jun 2012, 13:37 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 26 Jun 2012, 13:37 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 21/06/12 

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On 31st May 2012, the Royal Castle in Warsaw hosted the award ceremony for winners of the Custodian of National Memory (Kustosz Pamięci Narodowej) prize. This prize has been awarded since 2002 by the Institute of National Remembrance (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej) to organisations, institutions and individuals who play an active role in preserving the memory of the Polish people in the period between 1939-1989. This year the Jury awarded the title of Custodian of National Memory to, amongst others, the Memorial Historical, Educational, Human Rights And Charitable Society (you can read about the other 2012 prize-winners here). The Chair of Memorial International, Arseny Roginsky, gave the following acceptance speech* at the award ceremony. [Read more]