Why do we celebrate Greece’s entry into World War Two and not the end of the war? / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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Why do we celebrate Greece’s entry into World War Two and not the end of the war?

May 11, 2011
19:00 - 21:00
5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop
Cycle C | History through the lens of the present | Remembrance and Pathos

Free entrance

Future prospects remain inextricably bound up with the past on both an individual and collective level. As we examine our past in terms of the questions new and old and issues current and chronic which the present requires us to reframe and discuss anew, people, events and interpretations shed light on the past from unexpected viewpoints, making our relationship with History more creative and alive.

Why do we celebrate Greece’s entry into World War Two and not the end of the war?
Unlike other countries which celebrate the days on which the two world wars ended and have declared them national holidays, Greece celebrates only its entry into World War Two. So it may well be fruitful to explore when this holiday was instituted, on what criteria, and why a second holiday marking the end of the war was not introduced at the same time.

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Speakers 
Christina Koulouri: Professor of Modern History at the University of Peloponnese
Antonis Liakos: Professor of History at the University of Athens
Hagen Fleischer: Professor of Modern History at the University of Athens

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