When the War was over: European refugees after 1945
Monday, 10 June 2013 from 17:30 to 19:00 (BST)
Nottingham, United Kingdom
At the end of Second World War more than 11 million people on the European continent found themselves stranded far from home - former Nazi slave labourers, liberated prisoners-of-war and concentration camp survivors, as well as East Europeans fleeing westwards to escape the Soviet Red Army.
This exhibition tells the story of these refugees, whom the Allied governments labeled as Displaced Persons (DPs).
It is based on a research project on East European population displacement and resettlement after the Second World War, conducted by historians at the University of Nottingham and University of Manchester.
It presents analysis, testimony and original source materials collected in the UK, USA, Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere in the course of our research project.
We hope that the exhibition offers a new perspective on the origins of present-day political, social and cultural debates on issues related to migration, refugees and asylum.
It will be of interest to those interested in European history, in questions of refugee experience, welfare and policy, as well as local East European communities whose parents and grandparents passed through the DP Camps en route to settlement in Britain.
You are warmly invited to a special talk on the subject of the exhibition by curators Nick Baron and Siobhan Peeling, to be held on Monday 10th June at Highfield House. Arrivals from 5:30pm onwards, talks at 6pm [A11]. Refreshments will be provided.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free parking (only after 4:00pm) is available immediately nearby (Hallward Library and Millenium Gardens area - see map). Highfield House is building no.10 on the University Park campus map.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact Jan Sablitzky on 0115 95 14837 or email email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, but it is a useful reference for directions and timings.
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