A review of our society’s year 2014
“Day by day” business with guided tours and the sacral use of the French chapel aside, three projects were able to develop our society’s work last year:
In the long-term, an educational program is indispensable for any memorial site. At long last, we are also able to offer such a pedagogical program to schools. Our first school class visited us in October, in order to dedicate themselves to the history of the Oflag VI A in an interactive manner.
A particular highlight in our society’s work was the art exhibition “AugenBlicke”, which took place in connection with the SoestArt project, featuring art in (un)usual places. The exhibition displayed 49 expressive graphics of renowned artists of the 20th century, transforming Block 3 once more into a place of art and culture.
In October we welcomed 30 members of our partner society “Mémoire et Avenir” here in Soest. Part of the diversified cultural program was a German-French literary hour, prepared by pupils of the Aldegrevergymnasium. Our French friends were delighted and impressed to sit under the roof of Block 3 in the former university of their fathers and grandfathers.
A warm thank-you to anyone who has supported our work at this memorial site.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Program for our visitors from France
Thursday, 23rd October 2014
Late afternoon: Arrival at the Hanse Hotel Soest
Friday, 24th October 2014
9:00 am short service in the crypt of St. Patrokli church Soest
cultural-historical excursion inside the church followed by a guided tour through Soest
11:30 am Official welcome in the Burghofmuseum by vice town mayor Christiane Mackensen
12:30 pm departure for the Adam Kaserne
Tower ascent possible
5:00 pm cultural program in Block 3’s former university inside the Adam Kaserne
Evening free to everyone’s disposal
Saturday, 25th October 2014
Sunday, 26th October 2014
"Augen-Blicke" - graphic arts of the 20th century
April 10th 2014, 5.00 p.m., general meeting
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