4 February 2023 till 21 May 2023


The trilogy shows a part of European history that is hardly known in Western Europe: the occupation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were occupied between 1940 and 1991. During the annexation by the Soviet Union, mass deportations, executions and arrests took place. Collective traumas that have left deep scars on the population. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine old fears are revived. But why is this fear so great and what is the cause? Based on personal stories from eyewitnesses and relatives, Heinermann takes us to a hidden history.

“No one has ever been convicted of the crimes against humanity committed by the Soviets. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it was first openly discussed, but in Putin’s Russia the Stalin past is once again under the carpet That is why I think it is important that the stories that were hidden from us behind the Iron Curtain are heard and preserved, so that they can contribute to a correct historiography.”

In three parts, eyewitnesses tell about the deportation of women and children to remote areas in Siberia, life in the Gulag camps, the organized resistance against the Soviet occupiers and the beginning of the Cold War.

Dutch Photo Museum

History of the Photo Museum

The Dutch Photo Museum (Statedam entrance) has managed a large part of the photographic heritage in the Netherlands since the late 1980s. The museum also organizes international exhibitions on photography, guided by the strong documentary tradition and its innovation. Sometimes a social or artistic theme is central, other times an internationally iconic photographer.

The Photo Museum is still located in the striking industrial building Las Palmas, o...

Periodieke tijden

Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00