Author Talk and History & Biography Book Group, David Nasaw, The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War
REGISTER HERE The May History & Biography Book Group will take place simultaneously as an author talk by Professor David Nasaw in his book, The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Person from World to Cold War.
Americans tend to see the end of the war as a glorious time when everyone could go home and resume their lives. The truth, needless to say, was more complex. In Europe, the end of the war brought chaos, not closure, with hundreds of thousands of refugees filling the roads, hoping to return to homes that, in many cases, no longer existed. They were “the displaced, deserters, war criminals and their intended victims who had managed to resist, to escape, all walking as one limping mass through the carnage,”
Professor Nasaw has had an outstanding career as a historian and is now emeritus from CUNY. We are grateful for the generous donation of his time.
This program is open to everyone, not only those who come to the History & Biography Book Group. If you wish to read the book, we have copies in the library. NOTE the date change. This event is on the third Tuesday of the month instead of the usual second.