Post Bellum is a non-governmental nonprofit organization that documents the memories of witnesses of important historical phenomena / events of the 20th century. Its goal is to pass these stories on to the broader public. Post Bellum was founded in 2001 in the Czech Republic, and since then, it has spread its projects to many other countries

About us

The organization was founded by a group of Czech journalists and historians, who met at press conferences and anniversary commemorations of various events and who were convinced that witnesses must receive the opportunity to tell their whole story.

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The Memory of Nations is largest publicly accessible database of witness stories in Europe, which we continue to expand and manage in cooperation with the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes and Czech Radio.

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Each year we organize the Memory of Nations Awards ceremony, where we present our award to people who showed in their lives that honour, freedom, and human dignity are not empty words. In seven years, a total of 34 witnesses have received this recognition from the hands of eminent personalities of Czech and Slovak society.

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International cooperation

The Memory of Nations provides a common place for storing and publishing recordings of witness interviews. Each year, we publish scores of interviews with witnesses from abroad as well. A large contributor to this success is our Slovak sister organization, Post Bellum SK. 

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We document the memories of the witnesses who survived the tragic events of the 20th century. We aim to share their stories with the public through educating the next generation. We also train teachers, organize exhibitions and public events, publish books and produce movies.

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Děkujeme všem, kteří nám pomáhají zaznamenat životní osudy pamětníků 20. století a vyprávět je dál.