The LRE Foundation invited its project partners to Brussels on January 12 and 13 to officially kick off the new project “Resistance through their Eyes,” which is a part of the successful “Through their Eyes” series.
The LRE Foundation is collaborating with the Resistance Museum in the Netherlands, the Home Army Museum in Poland, the White Rose Foundation in Germany, the City of Milan in Italy, and the Ferruccio Parri National Institute in Italy to organise a project that uses a multi-national, multi-perspective approach to illustrate the international dimension of the history of the resistance in Europe during the Second World War.
This project, “Resistance through their Eyes” realised nearly 80 years after the end of the Second World War, aims to publicise the diverse experiences of those in the resistance, including women, students, and minorities, as well as to emphasize the importance of protecting human rights and to reject all forms of discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, identity, and sexual orientation. The project, funded by the European Union as part of the Citizens, Equality, Rights, and Values programme, will also promote youth education through first-hand visits to historical sites of remembrance and international dialogue that addresses the three aforementioned goals.
To fully realise this aim, the project partners will organise a series of events addressed to students from the participating countries, teachers, education officers, guides, WWII educators, and stakeholders.
During this meeting, the participants discussed the various stages of the project, including subsequent events such as WWII international workshops, the creation of historical content, travelling exhibitions in different language formats, four youth events, and one online exhibition with the purpose of reaching a wider audience. These events will demonstrate various balancing perspectives of resistance forms along with their consequences.
Rémi Praud, Managing Director of the LRE Foundation: “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome some of the partner representatives to our office in Brussels for what turned out to be an insightful kick-off meeting. We are happy to work with such outstanding cultural institutions on this project that aims to encourage the younger generations to learn more about WWII resistance movements through a selection of engaging and fascinating stories and events. I am sure this collaboration will result in a various number of excellent events offering the younger generation a multi-perspective and comprehensive view of such an important part of European history.”