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The Second World War: A Legacy Remembered

KEENE, N.H. 8/1/01 - “The Second World War: A Legacy Remembered” is a three- day symposium, to be held November 8-10, 2001, organized by the Department of History at Keene State College to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the United States’ entry into the war. Eighteen internationally recognized scholars and veterans will help foster a more comprehensive understanding of the historical realities and the consequences of World War II. By focusing on combat in both the European and Pacific theaters; the social and political struggles in the United States and abroad; and the larger issues of genocide, nuclear war, and how the war is remembered, the symposium will provide an analysis of a wide array of complex topics. The symposium is dedicated both to remembering the Second World War and to examining what has been learned from a conflict that remains a legacy for us all. As such, it will prove a rich source for conversation and intellecutal debate. By bringing together many of those who lived through the drama with those who came after, the symposium will promote a more comprehensive understanding of the historical foundations of our contemporary world through dialogue and reflection.

The symposium is free and open to the public. There is a charge for the Friday evening banquet and the Saturday luncheon. Events take place in the Mabel Brown Room, Young Student Center, Keene Sate College. The Keene community is also sponsoring a Veterans Day parade and other events. For more information call 603-358-2920.

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