Museum Friedland takes visitors through more than 70-year history of border transit camp of the same name. Since September 1945, more than four million people have been admitted to the camp: Refugees, displaced and banished people, released prisoners of war, ethnic German repatriates and late German repatriates, people seeking protection from many parts of the world. Friedland camp in the southernmost corner of Lower Saxony, right next to the museum, is still in operation: Every day people from countries such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan arrive to begin a new life in Germany. The connection between these current developments and the past is the main theme of the exhibition Fluchtpunkt Friedland.
The exhibition is held in German and English, providing an educational experience – also for not German-speaking visitors. Museum can be reached by car if you turn off the A7 at the Drammetal motorway junction (exit 74) onto the A38 in the direction of Leipzig/Halle and continue to the Friedland junction. An attractive alternative is the Cantus regional train from Göttingen or Kassel (travel time from Göttingen: 9 min.).
Picture credits: Medieninstallation DauerausstellungMuseum Friedland | DRK-SuchdienstMuseum Friedland, Foto: Swen Pförtner | Rückansicht Museum Friedland | Foto: Swen Pförtner)