Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
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A Day to Remember - Liberation 75
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Jersey Museum and Art Gallery Jersey Heritage
Fri 1 May 2020 09:00 - Thu 31 Dec 2020 16:00
Experience Liberation Day 1945, recreated through projected crowd scenes from the Royal Square and Pomme D’Or Hotel filmed on 9 May 1945. The exhibition will focus entirely on Liberation Day and the joy of being free.
‘A Day to Remember – Liberation 75’ will enable you to step back in time and experience some of the intense emotions felt by Islanders on 9 May 1945. The exhibition also looks at what freedom means today and considers the importance of keeping alive the memory of this momentous time in Jersey’s history.
There will be powerful first-person accounts of Islanders’ Liberation stories and how their descendants feel about liberty today. These accounts include that of Islander Stan Keiller. Reflecting on the Occupation years and Liberation Day, he says: “I would say to the youth of this lovely Island, value and cherish your freedom, and guard it well.”
The projection-based display will bring together archive film and photography with new interview material, Jersey poetry and music, to portray Liberation as experienced by Jersey people here, in England and in Germany.
Exhibition sponsored by Alex Picot Trust and supported by the Bailiff Jersey. WIth additional thanks to Jersey Heritage Patrons and Benefactors
This exhibition is free of charge in the John de Veulle Gallery at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery.
Photos thanks to: Channel Islands Military Museum