Leeuwarden will host an outdoor temporary exhibition by the National Holocaust Museum for two weeks. The exhibit will open on Thursday, January 27th, which marks the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Holocaust Remembrance Day.
According to project leader Annemiek Gringold, the exhibit was created to show that “the Shoah took place not only far away, but also very close by and throughout the Netherlands” and that “it is a past that affects us all”.
Visitors will be able to see replicas of objects relevant to the persecution of Jewish people in the region, each of them equipped with a QR code that, once scanned, will reveal its story. The showcase represents a preview of the new National Holocaust Museum, which is currently undergoing renovations and will open again in 2023.
Leeuwarden is one of six cities that will host the exhibit, along with Zeist, Apeldoorn, The Hague, Enschede and Amsterdam.
For more information, go to holocaustbuitenmuseum.nl.