ROUTES OF LIBERATION: EUROPEAN LEGACIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Routes of Liberation: European Legacies of the Second World War is a unique travelling exhibition. Featuring a striking contemporary design, the exhibition offers a multi perspective view on modern European history. The exhibition considers how we lost our freedom during the past century, how we regained our personal liberties and asks what we must do to retain our freedoms in the future. Routes of Liberation brings together for the first time museum professionals separated by the abiding divisions created by the outcome of the Second World War. An initiative of the Liberation Route Europe Foundation, Routes of Liberation was created by a consortium of leading European WWII museums and other partners.
"This exhibition has huge potential, and it is an honour to be a patron of it. Simultaneously, the exhibition paves the path of liberation highlighting the common elements of the route of freedom whilst at the same time highlighting the distinct national differences of the liberation experience. One of the most powerful stories of the 20th century, this is educational historical and its impact still resonates today."
Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament and patron of Liberation Route Europe
The support of the Dutch Foundation of Peace, Freedom and Veteran Support (vfonds), has allowed the Liberation Route Europe to launch a first-of-its kind transnational alliance of museums, regional tourist authorities as well as government and heritage actors.
The Liberation Route Europe wishes to acknowledge the generous support of our Patron, Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Robert Croll, Chairman of the board of the vfonds, Ton Heerts, Director of the vfonds and Thijs Berman, Member of European Parliament.
This exhibition was created by a consortium of leading European WWII museums and others partners.