MEN IN STRIPED CLOTHING

MEN IN STRIPED CLOTHING

AuthorMarlon van den BerghLocationHeideweg, Molenschot ThemeResistance In 1940 the Germans occupied the airfield at Gilze-Rijen and during the war they enlarged it to become one of the largest air bases in Europe. Houses close by were demolished and the new neighbours...
Dilemma Maze in Bergen op Zoom officially opened

Dilemma Maze in Bergen op Zoom officially opened

Dilemma Maze in Bergen op Zoom officially opened Brabant Remembers makes the impact of the Second World War palpable and conceivable with an interactive art installation   BERGEN OP ZOOM, June 13 – Today the Dilemma Maze was officially opened in Bergen op...
SIBERIA IS SOMEWHERE EAST OF AARLE-RIXTEL

SIBERIA IS SOMEWHERE EAST OF AARLE-RIXTEL

Author Eric Alink Location Aarle-Rixtel Theme Occupation At the beginning of 1940, Aarle-Rixtel – now in the municipality of Laarbeek – was a quiet little village with 3056 inhabitants. Tracks in the roads led to three places: the church, the pub, or the bell foundry....
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT

Author Jack Didden Location the poplar woodlands along the road from Nederwetten to Nuenen (the Broekdijk), close to the intersection with the Evert de Vriesdreef. Theme Occupation For many people in Brabant, it was the Polish who were the real liberators, as well as...
HE WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

HE WHO LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS

Author Liesbeth Sparks Location In Netersel (Bladel) Theme Resistance Dozens of German cities were the target of British and American bombers during the war, including Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Essen and Dortmund. German anti-aircraft guns and...
ON YOUR OWN AGAINST FOUR HUNDRED GERMANS

ON YOUR OWN AGAINST FOUR HUNDRED GERMANS

Author Eric Alink Location Cees Sleegerspad, Veldhoven Theme Invasion May 1940 A front page announcement in the Trouw newspaper on 8 September 1965 stated that C. Sleegers had been killed in a road accident while driving his car. Many readers continued reading...
ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE

ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE

AuthorMarlon van den BerghLocationOp ’t Hout in Geldrop, in the extension of the Bogardeind street.ThemeOccupation The Derks family, comprising sixteen children, eight boys and eight girls, lived in ’t Hout in the town of Geldrop. The family was not well off and the...
LOVE YOUR ENEMY

LOVE YOUR ENEMY

AuthorJack DiddenLocationGerda Hoeve, Dreefje 1, Schijf (District of Rucphen)ThemeResistance Ook in West-Brabant ontwikkelde tijdens de bezetting het verzet zich op veel plaatsen. Toen in 1943 de Landelijke Organisatie voor Onderduikers (LO) zich ging organiseren werd...
LIBERATED TWICE BY TWO MEN

LIBERATED TWICE BY TWO MEN

AuthorJack DiddenLocationCentre Cuijk ThemeFreedom The village of Cuijk on the River Maas found itself in an unfortunate situation in September 1944 as being right in the no man’s land that had been created by the opposing troops during Operation Market Garden.  For...
ROAR IN THE NIGHT

ROAR IN THE NIGHT

AuthorLaura HondebrinkLocationOn the corner of the Zuid Parallel Road and the Kardinaal van Enckevoirt Street, Mierlo-Hout (municipality of Helmond)ThemeInvasion, May 1940 The British started bombarding strategic targets in Germany soon after the start of the Second...