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21-24 Millbank
Westminster, SW1P 4QP United Kingdom

May 2020

“Don’t Mention the War”: Reconciling WW2 Narratives to Ensure Safer European Future 

4 May @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank
Westminster, SW1P 4QP United Kingdom

  As Europe is to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2, national narratives of those historic events hugely differ across Europe. Identity and historical memory is often hijacked by populist and nationalist agendas and history suddenly enters the political mainstream. In Brexit’s Britain, spurious references are being made to get rid of “German” control. In Putin’s Russia, the “Great Patriotic War” has been made a centrepiece of contemporary Russian identity, justifying aggression against its neighbours as a crusade…

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