16 Days That Shaped History: The 75th Anniversary of the Potsdam Conference

Revisit the 16 days in the summer of 1945 when the leaders of the three major Allied powers met in Potsdam to discuss the establishment of a postwar world order.

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.


  • Bew, John., Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee, (Quercus, 2017);
  • Judt, Tony., Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945, (London: Pimlico, 2007);
  • River, Charles., The Potsdam Conference, (Create Space Publishing, 2018).


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a better understanding of the complex history at the end of World War II.
  2. Gain an awareness of the variety of ways historians approach the past.

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