The main task of the Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation is to establish a new cultural institution. The Foundation’s foremost priority is creating a permanent exhibition on flight and expulsion in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Europe and the world.
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German-Danish Workshop with Refugee Children from the Second World War
Twelve people who were accommodated in Danish camps as German refugees after 1945 responded to an invitation from the Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation and the Museums of Varde to appear on March 1, 2019. Experts from both institutions took the opportunity at the workshop in Berlin to learn more about the fate of these people who, as children, had to flee their eastern German homelands to Denmark via the Baltic Sea, or who were born in camps.
Both institutions introduced their plans to the guests, some of whom had traveled great distances to be there. The former refugees then spoke extensively about their fates after the Second World War. The workshop was also a special opportunity for people with the same childhood experiences in Danish camps to come together and meet one another.
Eyewitness testimonies are important sources for the Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation and the future Refugee Museum of Denmark, which will be located at the former Oksböl camp, because such reports enable the presentation of various perspectives on the subject, as well as stories of flight.