frisian resistance museum

1940 - 1945
frisian resistance museum

frisian resistance museum

meet the people who lived Friesland in the years 1940 to 1945

The Fries Verzetsmuseum (‘Frisian Resistance Museum’) is part of the Fries Museum. Here you will meet the people who lived in Friesland in the years 1940 to 1945. Frisians and non-Frisians explain how they experienced the war in the Frisian countryside. There was resistance and persecution, but no starvation winter, which meant that refugees and people came from near and far for milk and food. 

The Frisian Resistance Museum tells stories: stories that touch, confront and raise questions about people who had to make difficult choices in difficult times. In the exhibition you will see how the Second World War unfolded and its impact on Frisians. 

Eyewitnesses and objects with personal stories bring the war up close by focusing on topics such as the air war over Friesland, the resistance against the occupying forces and the people in hiding. 

Special attention is paid to the spectacular Overval (‘Raid’) by members of the Frisian resistance on the detention centre in Leeuwarden. More information can be found at:

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