World War II has been the deadliest conflict in human history, the “point zero” of European and global civilization. Dozens of nations engaged in combat, millions of people were killed, civilians as well as soldiers, and the largest part of Europe suffered incalculable damage. The map of the Old Continent was redrawn.
The Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and the Embassy of Greece organize for the first time in Cyprus the exhibition “1940 | People and Images. Cyprus - Greece”. The exhibition presents primary evidence drawn from historical research into the World War II period, including the participation of Cyprus and Cypriot volunteers in the fight against the Axis powers as well as significant aspects of the Greek people’s resistance.
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
86-88-90 Phaneromenis street
1515 Lefkosia, Cyprus
Tel. +357 22 128 157
Fax +357 22 662 898
Visiting hours: Mon – Sun 10:00-19:00
It collects, traces and displays people and images as it tells the story of the humble heroes of the war. It is a tribute to the participation of Cyprus and Greece in the 1940 campaign. Featured in the context of the exhibition is Dimitris Vattis’ photography project “The War’s Forgotten”.
The exhibition is curated by Catherine Loui Nikita
Director of BPR Cultural Management
Hellenic Republic Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media
British High Commission Nicosia
From Tuesday, April 09, 2019
To Tuesday, December 31, 2019