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University in Resistance escape room

Come and visit the unique "University in Resistance" escape room in Nijmegen’s Museum Het Valkhof.

The story

FEB 1943
The Netherlands has been under occupation for almost three years and the German occupiers have taken over administration of the country. As far as possible, lectures continue as normal at the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, or the Catholic University of Nijmegen, though the signs of wartime are plain to be seen: library books have been banned, the student union Carolus Magnus has been disbanded and teachers and students alike have been arrested by the occupying forces. The tension is growing, as is the sense of unrest. With the recent introduction of a new regulation by the German occupiers, emotions are running high. Dutch universities must present a declaration of loyalty to their students. Those who sign can continue to study. Those who do not risk facing forced labour in Germany. The university leadership is debating how to react and the students are facing the fateful decision... should I sign or not?
NOW
Come and visit the unique "University in Resistance" escape room in Nijmegen’s Museum Het Valkhof. Step back in time to 1943 and relive this true story from the Second World War. With just one hour to escape, you’ll need to tackle puzzles, solve clues and crack codes, and you’ll also be faced with some tough decisions along the way — decisions that many young people really did have to make 75 years ago.

The 'University in resistance' educational escape room is an initiative of the Radboud University in Nijmegen

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The escape room is a collaboration between the Radboud University, the Radboud Fund and the Museum Het Valkhof. Other partners who have helped make the escape room possible include vfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the City of Nijmegen and HHCE Global Communications.

Come and visit the unique "University in Resistance" escape room in Nijmegen’s Museum Het Valkhof.