World War II… 75 Years After

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World War II…
75 Years After
1-30 September 2020
online event*

Soon will be 75 years since the end of the deadliest episodes in human history. Over 60 countries took part in the 6-years long military conflict. World War II took over 50.000.000 lives, and more 35.000.000 was wounded. Many of them lost their lives after the war. Hundreds of battles were fought on dozens of fronts. Thousands of buildings were demolished and hundreds of new ones built. Despite that, life was renewed and continued after this catastrophe of global proportions. New ideas, new movements - new history were born.

Events from the past have largely defined our present and left us the obligation to document and preserve them for the future.

So, we invite you to use the month of September for marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War with a series of Edit-a-Thons and competitions dedicated to this topic.

Also, actions and cooperation with GLAM institutions, that are treasures of information and materials, are welcome. Please note that if you fund such actions with WMF grants, you must follow the instructions about COVID-19 pandemic.