Refugees: Forced to Flee

Image credit: © John Keane (IWM GLF 174) A family and their overloaded car at a refugee centre on the Iraq-Kuwait border, during the First Gulf War, 1991.

Refugees: Forced to Flee

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth

Thursday 24 September - Monday 24 May

exhibitions

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.

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