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...
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...
WHAT YOU DON’T SEE ON AN X-RAY

WHAT YOU DON’T SEE ON AN X-RAY

Location Den Bosch Author Eric Alink They were German according to their paperwork. in the 1930s they lived on the Wolvenhoek across the road from the tax office in Den Bosch (‘s-Hertogenbosch). Life was simple then, the only things to worry you were the tax return or...
MAYDAY MAYDAY ON A DAY IN MAY

MAYDAY MAYDAY ON A DAY IN MAY

Location Breda Author Eric Alink Wars are fond of ordinal numbers. But you only realise that after the second or third. In November 1918 Adrianus Brogtrop and Aurelia Nuyens were especially relieved: the Great War was over. Whether or not they lit up a cigar to...
WHAT NO CHILD EXPECTED ON SINTERKLAAS MORNING

WHAT NO CHILD EXPECTED ON SINTERKLAAS MORNING

Location Nieuwstraat, Demer, Prins Hendrikstraat, Eindhoven Author Laurie Wolffs Philips was founded in the centre of Eindhoven and developed into one of the largest companies in the Netherlands during the beginning of the 1930s. When the Second World War broke out in...
HOSTAGES IN FORESTS OF AMMUNITION

HOSTAGES IN FORESTS OF AMMUNITION

Location Kaatsheuvel, in the forests, where there is now a monument Author Birgit Barten On the table in front of Ed Post (81) is an aerial photograph of Kaatsheuvel. He points with his finger to where he grew up. He explains that as a child, he would sometimes play...