Wednesday, September 15, 7pm CST
St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present David Nasaw, "The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War."
In conversation with bestselling military historian John C. McManus.
Video premiere: September 15, 7:00 p.m. on www.facebook.com/STLCoLibrary
A masterwork from acclaimed historian David Nasaw, “The Last Million” tells the gripping story of postwar displacement and statelessness. At the end of World War II, millions of lost and homeless concentration camp survivors, POWs, and political prisoners overwhelmed Germany, a nation in ruins. British and American soldiers gathered the desperate refugees and attempted to repatriate them. But after exhaustive efforts, more than a million remained. The Last Million would spend the next three to five years in displaced persons camps, temporary homelands in exile. As they crossed from their broken past into an unknowable future, they carried with them their wounds, their hope, and their secrets. Here for the first time, Nasaw illuminates their incredible history and, with profound contemporary resonance, shows us that it is our history as well.
Books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up, in-store pick-up, and shipping available.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 7:00pm