The exhibition “Victims of the Nazi ideology” tells the story about the people who lost their lives as a consequence of the German occupation of Denmark from April 9, 1940 until May 5, 1945. With this exhibition we aim to focus on the victims as individuals instead of just being numbers of casualties in a history book.
For each victim we have tried to find pictures of them and their homes as they looked around the time of the occupation. This has not been possible for everyone. Therefore you will see that with some victims we have put pictures of the places they were employed. In other cases we have not been able to find any pictures. For each person we have tried to describe the circumstances of their death, where they belonged in the community, their address or workplace.
In the exhibition you will meet fishermen, people from the resistance movement, apprentices and many others. They all had their homes in the Municipality of Frederikshavn and they all shared the common fate of being victims of the Nazi ideology.
The exhibition is laid out in 3 departments:
The Coastal Museum of Skagen – Victims from Skagen and Ålbæk
The Coastal Museum of Bangsbo – Victims from Frederikshavn and Strandby
The Coastal Museum of Sæby – Victims from Sæby and Voerså