- To preserve
and communicate the letters and drawings of Iver Henningsen.
letters and drawings of Iver Henningsen gives a rare describtion of a
soldiers´ experience at the nothern part of the Eastern Front during
World War 1 and they
deserve be preserved as well as made accessible to a wider audience.
- To use the
letters as a starting point for a journey.
letters and drawings make it possible to follow the trail of Iver Henningsen
through Poland and Lithuania and in that way experience World War 1 and
one of its less known theaters of war.
the journey to experience Eastern Europe now and then.
the journey is not simply one of military and historical interest, it
is also a journey through foreign countries and a meeting with foreign
cultures. Through the letters the journey will be a return but also a
first meeting, not only because the travellers have never been there before,
but because nearly hundrede years have passed: the bloody and violent
history of the 20th century.
- To communicate
the impressions from the journey in the new and old Europe.
a chaotic century, a new one of peaceful co-excistence and co-operation
has dawned upon Europe, but a knowledge of our diversity as well as of
what binds us together - a knowledge of our history and culture - is vital
to this new Europe. The journey In grandfathers footsteps
will offer many opportunities to study and experience both history and
the life and culture of Eastern Europe today - afterwards to be communicted
through a book, a documentary and lectures.