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Historical Memory & the Fight Against Fascism
Organised by the Marx Memorial Library and the Society for Cooperation in Russian and Soviet Studies
Session 1: History and revisionism 6:30-7:40
This panel will explore the role of the Soviet Union/communism in the fight against fascism in the 1930s and its defeat in the Second World War. 75 years since victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, it will reflect on how and why this history is now under attack, with particular reference to the resolution passed by the European Parliament ’on the importance of European remembrance for the Future of Europe’ in September 2019.
Mary Davis in the chair
• Mike Jones
• Phil Katz & Jonathan White
10 minutes comfort break
Session 2: The battle for historical memory 7:50-8:30
This panel, with representatives from commemorative and heritage organisations dedicated to keeping the memory of the fight against fascism alive, will examine challenges today and ways forward.
Jane Rosen in the chair
• Ralph Gibson (Society for Cooperation in Russian and Soviet Studies, Soviet War Memorial Trust)
• Marlene Sidaway(International Brigade Memorial Trust)
• Meirian Jump (Marx Memorial Library)