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DP-exhibition of the ITS in Luxemburg

After the defeat of the Nazi regime, some ten million Displaced Persons (DPs) were living in Europe - people who had been liberated from the concentration camps and the labor camps by the Allies. An exhibition created by the International Tracing Service (ITS) on this topic will be on display from 29 April until 5 July 2017 in the Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxemburg.

The exhibition titled »“Where should we have gone after the liberation?” Transit stops: Displaced Persons after 1945« draws attention to steps taken to address the basic needs of these people and the strategies the Allies developed in caring for DPs. It also deals with the fates of the survivors and the reality of everyday living in the DP-Camps, some of which existed well into the 1950’s. The exhibit documents the tremendous will to live felt by so many DPs, the wish to lead as “normal” a life as possible after the horrors of Nazi-persecution, and also provides a detailed and a focused portrait of this time.

The project was financed with the help of the foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ) and supported by an international panel of experts.

At a glance:

  • Traveling exhibition: »“Where should we have gone after the liberation?” Transit stops: Displaced Persons after 1945« 
  • Place: Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster 28, rue Münster L-2160 Luxembourg
  • Time: 29 April bis 5 July 2017, 11:00 bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 6:30pm at the “Agora de l’abbaye de Neumünster”. To register, please contact: +352 / 26 20 52 1 oder contact[at]neimenster.lu.