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Czech participation in 25th anniversary of workers´ anti-communist rebellion in Braşov

On 15 November 2012, Milan Bárta of the Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes and representatives of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bucharest attended a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the workers´anti-communist rebellion in the Romanian city of Braşov.

The commemorative event, organized by the 15th November 1987 Association, started with a religious ceremony at Troiţa built in memory of the anti-communist rebellion participants, where wreaths were laid by representatives of the organizers, former political prisoners, local and central bodies, civic society, political parties, and Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bucharest.

After the wreath laying ceremony the event continued at the assembly hall of Transylvania University with a series of lectures, documentary screenings and discussion. Milan Bárta gave a lecture on common historical experience shared by the two countries and on Czech-Romanian relations, pointing out that knowledge of recent history is important in order not to repeat the mistakes of the past.  Chairman of the 15th November 1987 Association, Deputy Florin Postolachi thanked the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bucharest for good cooperation and gave Milan Bárta a silver commemorative medal for Ambassador Jiří Šitler. The event was attended by 500 guests.