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Our mission

The regional program Freedom in the Rijk van Nijmegen is part of the province of Gelderland's program of the same name. The mission of this program:

Freedom is not a given

'With the Freedom program, we want to make post-war generations aware of the value of freedom. We are increasingly distant from World War II. Only the stories, photos, films and only a few witnesses left bring us back to the events of those days. It remains important that new generations know about it.
Therefore, after the program Gelderland Herdenkt, 75 Years of Freedom, we continue with the program Freedom.

In Freedom, we look beyond our Dutch and Gelderland borders. For example, we also pay attention to how the United Nations and the European Union want to achieve freedom and peace. And we ensure that the stories of veterans told and other contemporaries of the time continue to be heard.

We are targeting a broad audience with Freedom. We want to involve as many young people as possible. Every Gelderlander gets the chance to participate."

For more information see: www.vrijheidgelderland.nl

Organizations and core team

The provincial program Freedom applies for the years 2022 and 2023 and may be followed up in the years thereafter. In the Nijmegen region, the municipalities of Nijmegen and Berg en Dal have committed to the program, as have some 50 organizations. Together they form the regional program Freedom for 2022 and 2023.

The regional Freedom program is emerging under the direction of this core team:

  • Wiel Lenders, director Infocentre WW2 Nijmegen, chairman
  • Ad van Heiningen, coordinator of regional program Freedom;
  • Maria Tadema, coordinator Infocentre WW2 Nijmegen;
  • Joost Rosendaal, associate professor Radboud University, advisor.


You can contact us through the Infocentrum WO2 Nijmegen,

Ridderstraat 27
6511 TM Nijmegen

Nijmegen in freedom

You can contact us at the Infocentre WW2 Nijmegen,
Ridderstraat 27
6511 TM Nijmegen

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