Temporary exposition about war, betrayal and misinformation
“In war, truth is the first casualty.” This ancient wisdom has not lost its meaning. Betrayal played a crucial part in World War II. Secret services utilised wartime misinformation to their benefit, using a network of defected secret agents (or double agents). The Freedom Museum’s temporary exposition Double Agent explains how this was done, starting on Friday, April 27th, 2023.
The stories are spectacular. You’ll meet the man who inspired the character James Bond, as well as a man who single-handedly fooled German intelligence services. You’ll learn how the Enigma was cracked, how the attack on Pearl Harbor could have been prevented, and how double agents caused the Normandy landings to become historical successes. Pictures, videos and authentic objects bring the stories to life, with a real Enigma machine as the crown jewel.
Double Agent is an exciting, experience-oriented exposition full of adventure and history. Visitors wander through the 1940s, discovering new stories and uncovering new mysteries behind each door. You’ll crack a code in a prison cell, gamble at the casino and learn how to fool enemies at a military headquarters. This journey through the history of betrayal leads to the present: are there still real double agents today? How does misinformation work? Would you recognise fake news?
The temporary exposition Double Agent is a meaningful and unmissable experience. It runs from April 27th, 2023 up to and including January 7th, 2024 at the Freedom Museum in Groesbeek.