Crossroads Brabant ’40-’45 Foundation
After 75 years of freedom, the Crossroads Brabant ’40-’45 Foundation (Crossroads for short) saw the perfect opportunity to put WW2 heritage on the map. Erfgoed Brabant (Brabant Heritage), Generaal Maczek Museum, Wings of Freedom Museum, Overloon War Museum, Camp Vught National Monument, 18 September Foundation and VisitBrabant have therefore established Crossroads. The Stichting Bevrijding Brabantse Wal has been associated with it since June 2017 and Ton Rombouts has been appointed as its independent president. Each organisation has appointed one member to the Board of the Crossroads Foundation. This foundation facilitates anyone with expertise and their own network to recount, make tangible and preserve the story of WW2 in Brabant. They are doing this collectively for now, for 2019-2020 and for the future.
The Crossroads Brabant ’40-’45 Foundation initiated the Crossroads Brabant concept, which has been further developed by the Brabant Remembers campaign. The foundation is a leading partner in the Europe Remembers campaign, founded by Liberation Route Europe. The Brabant Remembers campaign’s connection with this will reach an even larger sector of the public. Crossroads is supported by the province of North Brabant which has given the Brabant Remembers campaign an important role in its programme. VisitBrabant is supporting a marketing concept in which the collected works of WW2 in North Brabant can be promoted (inter)nationally in a tangible and consistent way. Erfgoed Brabant (Brabant Heritage) has supported the compiling of an inventory of the Brabant WW2 stories. The Breda University of Applied Sciences (NHTV) has developed a working practice for stakeholders. Crossroads is a partner of Operation Market Garden (OMG) 2019 and Glow 2019. Further cooperation with communities and regional cultural institutions will take place at regional and local level, including the Biesbosch MuseumEiland and Museum Klok & Peel.