The temporary exhibition Victory & Sadness is all about the 75 years of liberation of Antwerp. A commemoration to the ending of the Second World War, 75 years ago. Antwerp was liberated on 4th of September in 1944. From that moment, more than four years of occupation are finally over. The first victory day turns into nine long liberation months. Moths in which fear of bombs and destruction occurs. Hungry trough food shortage and concern about the fate of loved ones somewhere far away.
In the exhibition Victory & Sadness discovered the visitor, on the basis of authentic photo’s, film material, testimonials and war objects, how moment of victory and sadness alternate during and after the liberation.