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...
THE DOG HIS DROPPINGS

THE DOG HIS DROPPINGS

Location In the coal chambers at the church, next to the Biemans family home in Bergeijk Author Marlon van den Bergh The brutal violence of war didn’t touch everything. Often the children were able to play without a care. For them, the war was a great adventure,...
YOUR RADIO OR YOUR LIFE

YOUR RADIO OR YOUR LIFE

Location Molenstraat, Oirschot Author Liesbeth Sparks How can I get hold of reliable news? This question became more urgent for many Dutch citizens as the war years progressed. Slowly but surely fewer sources of news in the Netherlands were autonomous. So it meant...
I OPENED THE DOOR MYSELF

I OPENED THE DOOR MYSELF

Location Beekvliet hostage camp Author Birgit Barten On 4 May 1942, 460 prominent Dutch citizens were arrested. They included politicians, professors, clerics, musicians, lawyers and writers, who were taken hostage by the Germans to help them tighten their grip on the...
BY TRAIN TOWARDS A BETTER LIFE

BY TRAIN TOWARDS A BETTER LIFE

Location Oss Station / Markt 25, ’s-Hertogenbosch Author Liesbeth Sparks Some Dutch people fought in the German army: it’s estimated there were about 22,000 during the Second World War. These Dutchmen reported voluntarily for the German Waffen-SS. The Waffen-SS fought...
LOVE IN TIME OF WAR

LOVE IN TIME OF WAR

Author Hannie Visser-Kieboom Location Hoogstraat 38, Werkendam (8 May1945) Theme Occupation β€œOh darling, you will understand that it has been a difficult time, I never heard from you. It was torture, until I received your wonderful letter. Oh sweetheart, I am so happy...