In 1988, the
"Souvenirs et Respect des Combats pour la Liberté - Poche de Colmar - Hiver 44/45"
non-profit association was founded by
Gérard Terni and Christian Burgert,to pursue the unique project to set up a Memorial Museum aiming to honour all the veterans and victims, be they civilians or soldiers, who wrote the painful history of our region during the terrible
The work of the volunteers and successive chairmen helped the memorial museum become famous not only within France, but also beyond our borders, all through Europe, in the USA and maybe one day in the whole world.
The extension that had been scheduled for a long time by the two founders could only be achieved and inaugurated on February the 24th 2001.
Today the memorial museum consists in two showrooms covering an area of roughly 250 m².