Memorial museum of the liberation of the Colmar Pocket

Memorial museum of the liberation of the Colmar Pocket

25 rue du Conseil, Turckheim, Francja
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Memorial museum of the liberation of the Colmar Pocket

The museum of the liberation of the Colmar Pocket, full of authentic big and small artefacts, tells the story of a dramatic page of Alsatian history during the bitter cold fighting for the Colmar Pocket.

The Memorial museum of the liberation of the Colmar Pocket is the only institution which tells the history of the fierce two-months’ fighting for the liberation of the Colmar Pocket from December 1944 till February 1945.

The museum is set up in the vaulted basement of an 18th century house, the former rectory. In the front yard, a plaque pays tribute to the 28th US Infantry Division which liberated Turckheim on 4 February 1945. Much of the collection of the museum is sourced from the attics and basements of local inhabitants. Other pieces were donated by veterans visiting the museum. 

The museum has a wealth of items on display ranging from pistols to a Panzerschreck and a 105mm howitzer, uniforms, helmets, toilet items, newspapers, letters, photos, maps, authentic items such as de Lattre’s kepi etc. Dioramas show soldiers in situ, bringing life to the collection.

Godziny otwarcia June 1 to October 31 2019 Wednesday thru’ Saturday 1-6 pm – Sat. and Sun. 10-12 and 2-6 pm

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