Amnesty International at the Frøslev CampVisit Amnesty International’s information centre, shop and free human rights exhibition at the Frøslev Camp.
10.00 – 17.00 every day
from 1. April til 31. October
at besøge udstillingen
Welcome to Amnesty International in the Frøslev Camp
See the exhibitions and find information on human rights.
The Frøslev Camp which housed Danish prisoners during World War II is now a national memorial from the war. Even if the prisoners did not experience the same horrific conditions as prisoners in German concentration camps, they were still prisoners. Prisoners in constant anxiety and fear of what might happen – a destiny which thousands of people around the world are still experiencing today and which Amnesty International is doing their best to fight.
Visit Amnesty International in the Frøslev Camp, see the exhibitions and get information on Amnesty’s campaigns.
The major themes of the exhibition of Amnesty in the Frøslev Camp in 2018 were:
- Digital violence
- The 70 years anniversary of the UN Human Rights Declaration
Several sculptures by the Danish artist Jens Galschiøt:
- Et råb om retfærdighed (A Cry For Justice)
- Den gravide teenager (The Pregnant Teenager)
- Geværet (The Gun)
- Børnehænder (Childrens’ Hands)
- Den lille pige med svovlstikkerne (The Little Match Girl)
- Fragment af skamstøtten (a fragment of The Pillar of Shame)
You may also join Amnesty International’s work for human rights.
- Sign one of the current campaigns
- Join the SMS network Lifeline
- Support Amnesty’s working group in support of children
- Become a custodian in Amnesty Frøslev
- Join Amnesty International as a member
You can also buy Fairtrade or Amnesty products in our shop – or buy a book from our book cafe.
There’s hope for a world without death penalty
Every year, Amnesty International publishes a statistic on death penalties all over the world. It shows that more than half of the countries in the world have abolished the death penalty. In 1977, when Amnesty International started their campaigns against the death penalty, only 17 countries had abolished the death penalty.
The fight of Amnesty International to abolish the death penalty is getting closer to the goal with less executions and death penalties in 2017 compared to previous years. Four countries account for 84% of all executions, as is seen in the statistics of the use of death penalty.
“The death penalty is a symptom of a culture of violence, not a solution to it. We know that by galvanising the support of people worldwide, we can stand up to this cruel punishment and end the death penalty everywhere”, so Sahil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General.
Amnesty International is a global human rights movement fighting for freedom, justice and dignity for all human beings. The organisation is independent of political ideologies and financial interests. Every day, Amnesty International works to generate attention to people who are captured in brutality and suppression. Their work contributes to call to account the responsible parties.
Amnesty International’s work has in many cases resulted in:
- Reversal of a death penalty
- Release of a prisoner of conscience
- Prevention of a forced relocation
- Improvement of working conditions
- Securing a fair trial
The British lawyer Peter Benenson heard of two Portuguese students who had made a toast to freedom during the dictatorship of Salazar. For this toast they were both sentenced to seven years in prison. This arouse anger in Peter Benenson, who wrote an article for The Observer: The Forgotten Prisoners. The article caused a stir – led to the first campaign for prisoners of conscience – and became the foundation of Amnesty International back in 1961. Soon after followed more actions for prisoners of conscience and sections were established in many countries. Today, Amnesty International is present in 80 countries.
The forgotten prisoners – the maybe most effectual article ever.
For more information
Contact the Frøslev council for more information about Amnesty International in the Frøslev Camp:
- Mariann Bille firstname.lastname@example.org
- Margit Biehl email@example.com
- Erik Bendtsen firstname.lastname@example.org
- Karen Petersen email@example.com
- Karin Bennedsen firstname.lastname@example.org
- Randi Christensen email@example.com
Amnesty’s exhibition in barrack W6 tel. +45 74 67 61 77
Amnesty International secretariat tel. +45 33 45 65 65
For more information on Amnesty International visit our website www.amnesty.org