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Cold War New York City

If Paris found itself at the close of the war caught between the euphoria of the city’s liberation by the American army and the trauma of the horror of the Holocaust, the United States saw the termination of hostilities under the dark shadow of the nuclear bomb. On 14 August 1945, New Yorkers gathered at Times Square to celebrate the victory over Japan; Nazi Germany had been defeated in April – a month that ended with Hitler’s suicide in his Berlin bunker marking the cessation of fighting in Europe – but the conflict had continued for three more months, up to Japan’s surrender in the wake of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August, and the shadow of the nuclear mushroom would spread like a threat of annihilation over the two blocs that would form shortly afterwards, initiating a Cold War destined to determine an entire epoch to come...

‘Nueva York 1945-1968: Pollock, Jacobs, Dylan’ at Fundación March[+]

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