In 2013–2015, the Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania is participating in “Amnesia Gulag in Europe” (AGE), an international project implemented under Action 4 “Active European Remembrance” of the programme “Europe for Citizens”.
The project is taking place from 2 December 2013 to 1 April 2015.
The aim of the project is to fill the memory lapse which has characterised the history of the persecutions and exterminations of millions of lives committed in the Soviet Gulag concentration camps for decades.
The main objective of the project is to familiarise young Europeans with the persecutions by the Stalinist regime in order to develop their social consciousness, sense of responsibility, sense of community, open and critical thinking, and ability to use memory as an instrument of democracy.
The project consists of several stages. In the course of them in different Italian cities the conferences and lectures are carried out along with the photography exhibition “Gulag”. Polish photographer Tomasz Kizny has spent over seventeen years conducting research in Poland, the USSR and Russia and has collected valuable materials evidencing the violence committed in the Gulag. The exhibition features photographs of former Gulag prisoners and officers and materials from both USSR and Russian archives.
Press release dated 12 March 2014 about the exhibition by Tomasz Kizny in Macerata
Additional information on the photography exhibition “Gulag”
The Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania agreed to send its historians to Italy to give lectures and to familiarise Italian audience with the facts and evidence of imprisonment of Lithuanians, which are of key importance for a better learning and understanding of the Gulag memory and to hold a closing conference in Vilnius at which the progress, activities and results of the projects will be discussed.
Press release dated 19 March 2015 about the International Conference in Vilnius.
Project organiser: Department of Political Science, Communication and International Relations of the University of Macerata (Italy).
Institute for the History of the Liberation Movement in Marche and the Contemporary Age of Ascoli Piceno (Italy);
BZ 1999 Association of Bolzano (Italy);
Institute of Higher Education “Einstein-Nebbia” of Loreto (Italy);
Gender Observatory of Macerata (Italy);
Association of Universities for Peace of Ancona (Italy);
University of Edinburgh (UK);
Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania (Lithuania).