The exhibit Homeward bound? can be seen from 3 December 2020 up to and including 3 January 2021 in the Amersfoort Rietveld pavilion, home base of 033photocity. The exposition contains several photos from the collection of the Soviet Military Cemetery Foundation. Additionally images of a Russian photographer are displayed that have not been previously seen in the Netherlands.
By means of photos and narratives the exhibit gives an impression of the yearning for home and the search for families and acquaintances. The despair, reuniting or finding a new house, sometimes far from home, is being aptly shown. Many families never received an answer to the question of what happened to their loved ones.
The exposition shows all aspects of this central theme. Millions of people with diverse backgrounds are passing back and forth through Europe and elsewhere. They have been liberated or escaped from concentration camps, were in hiding, slave labourers, prisoners of war or refugees. Soldiers too want to go home: Canadians, British, Americans, Poles, Russians and Germans. The images come from all sorts of countries.
The exhibit is a coproduction of 033photocity, the Soviet Military Cemetery Foundation and Kamp Amersfoort within the context of 75 years Freedom.
Rietveld pavilion, Zonnehof 8, Amersfoort
Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12.00 – 17.00.
Admission fee: € 3,50 p.p.