On the 75th anniversary of 'Victory in Europe' Day, the PPU will be joining with many others in remembering the victims of the Second World War, both civilians and armed forces personnel, of all nationalities.
We will be emphasising that this is a time for mourning and learning from the past, so we will be challenging attempts to use the anniversary of a mass slaughter as an occasion to celebrate. We will speak out against simplistic narratives about World War Two and against attempts to conflate World War Two with more recent armed conflicts.
Many of the events initially planned for the day are unlikely to go ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the government and the militarist lobby will still be using the day to promote a distorted image of World War Two and to justify war and militarism generally. We will continue to challenge this message, online and in the media if not at physical events.
If you're planning something, want to join in or have questions for us, you can reach us at email@example.com or on 020 7424 9444.