Bruxelles | Mostra “Different Wars. National textbooks on II World War”

Inaugurazione della mostra il 6 settembre 2017 ore 18.00

Mostra “Different Wars. National textbooks on II World War”
Dal 6 al 29 settembre 2017 la mostra sarà ospitata a Bruxelles

Inaugurazione della mostra il 6 settembre 2017 ore 18.00
Commissione europea delle Regioni (Piano 5)
Rue Belliard, 101 Brussel
Belliardstreet 1040 Bruxelles

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Welcome speeches will be held by:

  • Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions
  • Hilde Hardeman, Head of the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments
  • Arne Lietz, Member of the European Parliament
  • Petras Auštrevičius. Member of the European Parliament (tbc)

Speeches will be followed by informal discussions with Nikita Lomakin, Memorial International (Moscow) and Kristina Smolijaninovaitė, EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (Berlin) representing the authors of the exhibition.

The exhibition “Different Wars” reveals the variation in the narration and perception of the history of the Second World War in modern high school textbooks of the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. The choice of the subject was motivated by the fact that WWII remains one of the most painful and conflicting episodes of the European nations’ memories. The modern high school textbooks were chosen as they communicate the spirit of their time and express the culture they are written in.

The exhibition was prepared, among others, by Karta Centre (Warsaw), Antikomplex, z.s. (Prague), EU-Russia Civil Society Forum e.V. (Berlin) and the Memorial International, (Moscow), which was given the Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament in 2009.

The exhibition enjoyed already a great success  in the European Parliament (Strasbourg), the Czech Republic (Prague), Germany (Muenster), Italy (Milano), Lithuania (Vilnius), Poland (Wojnowice) and Russia (Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Perm, St. Petersburg, Syktyvkar, Yekaterinburg).

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