The last remaining authentic camp barrack 1 on the Lunettenlaan has been a listed building since 2001. Barrack unit 1B stood empty until the foundation (a partnership between the Museum Maluku, the Vughts Museum and Camp Vught National Memorial) acquired the right of superficies in 2010. Under the flag of Camp Vught National Memorial, a permanent resentation has been developed on the history and functions of the barrack. The exhibition covers four periods: the concentration camp (1943-1944), the evacuation camp for German civilian evacuees from the border area (1944-1945) and the internment camp (1944-1949). Since 1951, part of the camp has been in use as ‘Lunetten’ residential compound for Moluccan ex-KNIL soldiers and their families. Barrack 1B brings together the experiences of tens of thousands of people who were forced to stay at this location during the past 70 years.
The story the Battle of Grolle is central to this. A big battle in the 80-year war, of which memories can still be seen. In addition to discovering history, visitors are also given concrete tips for going out and visit the memories themselves.
Alderman Marieke Frank explains the transformation of the VVV: “As a result of increased digitalization, physical tourist information locations are being given a different role. Storytelling, interaction and experience are important trends in this. This is the reason why several tourist offices in the Achterhoek are working on a transformation into an Inspiration Point. This is a place where the experience, inspiration and interaction of the region are central. In the new inspiration point, residents and visitors can find inspiration about Groenlo and the Achterhoek in a visual way.”
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