eye to eye with war
n 2020 it will be 75 years since the Netherlands was liberated. To celebrate this anniversary, the Fries Museum, in collaboration with Tresoar, the Frisian Film Archive and Historical Center Leeuwarden is exhibiting archive images of the Second World War and the liberation of the province of Friesland.
This photo exhibition portrays Friesland in wartime and is part of the national project WO2 in 100 foto’s (‘WW2 in 100 photographs’) by the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD). The photographs are interspersed with amateur films that the Frisian Film Archive selected especially for this exhibition. The films were often shot in secret and provide a penetrating perspective on the war, the resistance and the persecution of the Jews in Friesland. The exhibition also includes a meeting place where contemporary projects are displayed and where visitors can talk to witnesses, experts and each other.