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Franco's Terror in a European Context: the Volksgemeinschaft that got away

LSE Works: Cañada Blanch Centre discussion

Date: Thursday 14 March 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Paul Preston
Respondents: Dr Daniel Beer, Professor Helen Graham, Professor Dan Stone
Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge 

A discussion of the atrocities against civilians in the Spanish Civil War, the political consequences in Spain today and the parallels with Nazi and Soviet experiences.

Paul Preston is Director of the LSE’s Cañada Blanch Centre and author of numerous books on Spain of which the latest is The Spanish Holocaust

Daniel Beer is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Royal Holloway and the author of Renovating Russia: the Human Sciences and the Fate of Liberal Modernity (Cornell, 2008)

Helen Graham is Professor of History at Royal Holloway.  Her most recent book is The War and its Shadow. Spain’s Civil War in Europe’s Long Twentieth Century (2012).  In 2010 she was Visiting Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilisation at the King Juan Carlos Centre, New York University.

Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London.  His books include Histories of the Holocaust (OUP, 2010)The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History (OUP, 2012) and The Holocaust, Fascism and Memory (Palgrave, 2013).

The Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies is located within the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is the focus of a flourishing interest in contemporary Spain in Britain.

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