Invitation to an anti-nuclear weapon demonstration
Invitation to an anti-nuclear weapon demonstration from the early 1980s. The invitation to the demonstration came from the trade-union movement and local celebrities on Funen gave speeches and played music. Photo: Jens Gregers Aagaard.
The invitation to the demonstration came from the trades-union movement, and local celebrities on Funen gave speeches and played music.
Funen is renowned for its idyllic and fertile landscape, but its people have also experienced poverty, and the island has been taken over and occupied at times – either by foreign powers or by fear.
Fear of Communism, 1945-1991
After World War Two, the infamous Iron Curtain was lowered across Europe dividing the continent into two. Denmark became part of the front line in the Cold War due to the country’s location at the entrance to the Baltic. The southern Funen archipelago, in particular, took on a central role when the fort of Langeland was established in 1953 as part of Denmark’s national defences.
This location is part of the exhibition 'Funen – at the centre of the universe', at Møntergården in Odense. Read more about the exhibition on our website.