ROUTES OF LIBERATION EUROPEAN LEGACIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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The Liberation Route Europe focuses on the liberation of continental Europe from National Socialist occupation, specifically the long-lasting consequences of the Second World War. The Liberation Route Europe links the main regions along the advance of the Western Allied Forces, from southern England, to the beaches of Normandy, the Belgium Ardennes, the Netherlands, the Hürtgenwald and on to Berlin. The route continues to the Polish city of Gdańsk, where a democratic revolution to overcome the division of Europe was launched nearly two generations later. The Liberation Route Europe and its international partners aim to make this core part of European history visible and accessible, not least with innovative and sustainable touristic products and offers.

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The Liberation Route Europe seeks to connect this history with the lives of today’s Europeans, underscoring the role of international reconciliation in promoting reflection on the value of our hard-won freedoms.

An initiative of the Liberation Route Europe Foundation, Routes of Liberation was created by a consortium of leading European WWII museums and other partners with the support of the Dutch Foundation of Peace, Freedom and Veteran Support (vfonds).

For more information about the Liberation Route, go to www.liberationroute.com.