KAMPINA AIRBORNE THE HIDDEN LIBERATORS

KAMPINA AIRBORNE THE HIDDEN LIBERATORS

Author Hadewijch Zwart Location Boxtel (De Kampina) Theme Resistance The soldiers may have braced themselves or shut their eyes, but they didn’t make a sound as they jumped out of the plane. It’s the 17th September 1944 and under the leadership of Allied...
A SAFE PLACE

A SAFE PLACE

Author Doret Eeken Location De Zonnewende estate,, Sint-Michielsgestel Theme Resistance It was the summer of 1942 and the raids on Amsterdam were well under way. During one of the raids, a student from Utrecht noticed four Jewish toddlers who had been left out on the...
SAVED BY A COURAGEOUS BUS TRIP

SAVED BY A COURAGEOUS BUS TRIP

Author Birgit Barten Location Hoofdstraat 26, Heeswijk-Dinther Theme Resistance ‘I remember it all so well,’ explains Jeanne Hoevenaars-Voets. ‘I was only three years old, but I have so many images in my mind.’ Jeanne was born in 1941. Her parents lived on...
MEN WITH A WARM BEATING HEART FOR THE NETHERLANDS

MEN WITH A WARM BEATING HEART FOR THE NETHERLANDS

Author Hannie Visser Location Biesbosch Theme Resistance The Biesbosch – the tidal zone of land and water – was avoided by the German occupiers during the Second World War. For a long time, the people hiding in this wilderness felt safe and they sometimes worked for...
THE SAVIOUR OF THE LANGSTRAAT

THE SAVIOUR OF THE LANGSTRAAT

Author Elias van der Plicht Location The farm of the Koekkoek family in Dussen. Theme Resistance He was so happy and relieved. On Monday 30 October 1944, Sprang-Capelle, the place where 21-year old Jan Hendrik de Rooij was born and lived was liberated. Three days...
THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE SHROUD

THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE SHROUD

Author Eric Alink Location Tilburg Theme Resistance She came from a weaving family and was familiar with a needle and thread, but Coba Pulskens had never needed to crochet a bedspread for her marital bed. “The boys don’t think I’m pretty enough”, is how she explained...