Refugees: Forced to Flee
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth
Thursday 24 September - Monday 24 May
Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ, UK
free with ticket
The shameful debate around refugees seeking to reach these shores from France made it clear that both government and swathes of the public have lost their humanity. Lofty debates about deterrence and minimal regard for the lives and stories of desperate people seeking hope and opportunity in these shores. This important exhibition seeks to shine a light on the individual stories and experiences that all to often are ignored and forgotten, and the extraordinary lengths that people go through in search of safety and opportunity.
The exhibition covers stories from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings. Not to be missed.