Liberation Route Europe

Liberation Route Europe
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Bridge to Liberation Experience

Bridge to Liberation Experience, partner of Liberation Route Europe

www.bridgetoliberation.nl

Arnhem is known as world famous for the Battle of Arnhem and the Bridge too far. With the battle of Arnhem, Arnhem became the worldstage of one of the most important battlefields in the history of Europe. September 1944 was the first collective allied invasion to liberate Europe. During the Battle of Arnhem, the Rijnbrug turned out to be ‘a bridge too far’. It became a catastrophic event for the further development of the war. Since 1945 each third weekend in September is in the sign of the commemoration of the battle of Arnhem.

Standing with thousands of people at a historical place to remember what war does to people and realize together what freedom means. The battle of Arnhem is a metaphor for the ‘battle’ of civilians and soldiers during the war, but also for the present. From a personal perspective, the public is taken in a story about war and freedom. Since the number of veterans is becoming less and the history is drifting further away, therefore now is the time to bring the story about the Battle of Arnhem closer to the people.

Since 2014 there is an initiative for the biggest multimedial public commemoration for the Battle of Arnhem; Bridge to Liberation Experience.
After the official commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem marks Bridge to Liberation Experience the moment through standing still by the past and taking this to the present and the future.

Foundation Bridge to Liberation has set up a goal for itself in a new way; by using different art forms with a wide audience standing still for the Battle of Arnhem to make the impact of the war in the city, then and now, visible and tangible so it brings people closer to each other.

With the past three editions Bridge to Liberation has reached thousands of people. Also, in 2017 the Bridge to Liberation will be back. An Experience for young and old where in a unique way the battle of Arnhem in 1944 will be commemorated. By means of dance, music, film, special effects and acts of famous Dutch artists, the stories come to life. And emotions will affect all generations of all kind of people in different moments.

This results in a moment of experiencing and commemorate together. Commemorate is more than thinking about and remembering. Commemorate has to do with the past, present and future. Commemorate is bringing the past back in the present in a way that it gets a place in our lives now.

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Liberation Route Europe

Liberation Route Europe is an ever expanding international commemoration route connecting the milestones of modern European history together. The route forms a link between the major regions during the advance of the Allies.

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