Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Liberty Park

Museumpark 1 5825 AM Overloon

Investigation results

None of the objects in this museum have problematic provenance.

Result of this investigation

The museum declined to take part in the investigation. Most of the objects in its collection date from the years 1933 to 1945. These are mainly military objects (material, weaponry, uniforms, equipment, maps, medals, flags and banners), civilian objects (everyday objects, clothing, handiwork), books, magazines, newspapers, posters, brochures and photos. Items with uniquely identifiable characteristics in the collection (paintings, drawings and other art objects), are mainly art made in the final years of the war, such as art created by Nazis, cartoons and caricatures (some by Dutch resistance artists) and items relating to the liberation of the Netherlands.

Information from previous research (report Museum Acquisitions 1940-1948)

View reaction of Liberty Park in the report Museale acquisitions 1940-1948 which was published in 1999 in response to the previous museum research.

About this museum and its collection

Liberty Park has two sections: one is a Second World War documentation centre with photos and documents from the period, along with the collection from the former detention camp; the other section is a large hall containing around 200 military vehicles, aircraft and vessels.