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Mit Einzug des Museums ist der alte Bahnhof wieder ein Ort der Begegnungen geworden.


Historische Entscheidung

"Friedland Transit Camp opened at 20. September 1945" lautete die Schlagzeile der britischen Militärregierung, die an diesem Tag ein Auffanglager für Kriegsflüchtlinge in Friedland eröffnete.

Seine besondere Lage an der Schnittstelle der drei großen Besatzungszonen machte Friedland zum idealen Standort für ein Grenzdurchgangslager, das Kriegsflüchtlinge aufnehmen, registrieren und gezielt weiterleiten sollte.

Impressionen aus der Dauerausstellung

Mission Statement Museum Friedland

Who we are

The Museum Friedland tells migration stories at a unique location. The central point of reference for all activities is the border transit camp Friedland, through which more than four million people have passed since 1945. As an active initial reception facility, the border transit camp is still a place of diverse migrations today. The connection between history and the present, as well as the proximity of the museum and the border crossing camp, characterize the work and profile of the Museum Friedland in a special way.

The Museum Friedland researches, secures, presents and communicates the history and present of the border transit camp Friedland. In addition, it takes a look at the multi-layered processes of departure, arrival and new beginnings in general, as well as questions of migration policy, social participation, borders, identities and affiliations, consequences of war, human rights and asylum, each from a historical and present-day perspective.

The Museum Friedland is a lively place where history and the present as well as the local and the global meet. It is a place of learning, a forum for discussion, a research center and a social meeting place at the same time. It addresses a broad public as well as scientific experts. Its work is always oriented towards the latest historical and museological research.





The old Camp