Prisoners of History: What Monuments to the Second World War Tell Us About Our History and Ourselves

Fri 25 Sep

Friday, 25 September 2020

3.00pm - 4.00pm

In Conversation | Online Only

Prisoners of History: What Monuments to the Second World War Tell Us About Our History and Ourselves

As people around the world debate what we should memorialise, Keith Lowe looks at the way monuments have been used to remember the Second World War.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
Prisoners of History

Description

What happens when our values change, but we have set our past ideas in stone?

Join Keith Lowe as he explores how countries have attempted to sculpt their history through their monuments in the wake of the Second World War. Traversing the globe, he will look at what these memorials reveal about the politics and national identity of these countries today.

Keith Lowe is the author of Inferno: the Devastation of Hamburg and Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II, which won the 2013 PEN/Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History. In 2017, he published The Fear and the Freedom to great acclaim.

A copy of Keith Lowe's book Prisoners of History: What Monuments to the Second World War Tell Us About Our History and Ourselves can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase via a link on the virtual event page on the day of the event.

Date & time

Friday, 25 September 2020
3.00pm - 4.00pm

Venue

Online Only

Price

Online: FREE

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