A Debate on the Centenary of the Treaty of Lausanne
1 December 2023, Bremerhaven, Germany
The year 2023 marks the centenary of the Treaty of Lausanne, which ended the Greco-Turkish War, legalizing past expulsion of both Greeks and Turks, and initiating the so called “population exchange” between Greece and Turkey. The treaty became also – by amending the Treaty of Sevres – the ultimate peace treaty to end the First World War., For all that, “Lausanne” marks an important date for our exhibition ‘After the Great War: A New Europe 1918–1923’, which since 2018 has been shown in a number of European cities, such as Prague, Sarajevo, Bratislava, Warsaw, Verdun, Berlin and Vienna. On the occasion of this year’s presentation of the exhibition in Bremen, the ENRS is staging a debate that will focus on the role of 20th century’s migration (history) in today’s collective European memory.
The event will be located at the German Emigration Centre in Bremerhaven, itself both a historical and memory site of European migration to overseas Countries in the 19th and 20th century.