29 June - 2 September 2023, Plac Władysława Bartoszewskiego 1
The First World War completely changed East-Central Europe. Upon the ruins of four old empires, a dozen or so new countries appeared and almost all borders were redrawn, often in course of continued military conflicts, which lasted even until 1923. After having suffered very high losses, the region started rebuilding and modernising efforts. A New Europe was established.
The outdoor travelling exhibition created by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity focuses on these turbulent years. Over 200 archive and multimedia materials – pictures, maps and films together with individual stories of people who lived back in these times – present a complex yet coherent picture of New Europe established in Central-East part of the continent after the Great War. The exhibition, developed together with experts from over a dozen countries, depicts the aftermath of the First World War and the first five years after its end. The end of the war started a significant period in the 20th century, which shaped a ‘New Europe’ with new emerging countries, social and economic changes and novel political ideas. The history of Europe is brought together by film, photographs, maps and individual human experiences, and presents our visitors the complex history of the post-war transformation of the continent, which shaped the region till this day.
The exhibition will be open for visitors for free every day.
For more information on the exhibition, the experts involved and the international tour click here