Second World War

The grave of Aleksej Andrejevitsj Andrejev in the Russisch Ereveld in Leusden
Dec 14 '17 10:40

After more than 75 years the daughter and the granddaughter of a lost Soviet soldier have discovered that he is buried in Leusden, Utrecht. The Second World War soldier, Aleksej Andrejevitsj Andrejev, was found in the Russisch Ereveld, where 865 war victims from the former Soviet Union are buried, the foundation in charge of the Russisch Ereveld announced. 

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Apr 14 '16 09:57

An unique capitulation document for the city of Rotterdam in World War II was found on a German auction site. The handwritten piece of paper is over seventy years old and consist of Germany's second ultimatum to the city and the city's surrender

Amsterdam City Hall
Nov 20 '15 10:47

Amsterdam treated Jewish leaseholders who were robbed of their property during the Second World War "unnecessarily harsh" after the war, according to the book "Openstaande rekeningen", or Open accounts in English, which was presented on Friday.

Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten
May 27 '15 19:02

A large number of American families have contacted the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Limburg through email in order to find out how to get in touch with the Dutch families who adopted their relatives' headstones and grave sites, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Thousands of families, mainly from the Netherlands, but also from Belgium and Germany have volunteered and committed to take care of all 8,300 graves of American men and women buried at the cemetery.

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May 7 '15 17:15

The American heiress to the Goudstikker family, Marei von Saher, is selling 28 of the 202 paintings that the Dutch government transferred to her nine years ago. The paintings were looted by Nazi officers during the German occupation of the Netherlands in the Second World War, and will go up for bid at Christie's auction house on June 3rd in New York.

Apr 20 '15 17:22

Dutch movie museum EYE releases rare color footage from World War II, surrounding Liberation Day 70 years after the liberation of Deventer. The film "How we saw the Netherlands" is filmed by Alex Roosdorp and his wife Marie Roosdorp - van den Berg and depicts ravaged towns, destroyed infrastructure and food plains after the Second World War, EYE reveals on their website.

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Oct 7 '14 10:38

The National Committee for 4 and 5 May advocates for a different approach to Liberation day. They want to focus more on World War II.

Food ration coupons
Sep 29 '14 11:47

According to recent research, the Germans did not stand in the way of the evacuation of children during the winter famine in the Second World War, but actually helped sending hungry children from the city to the countryside, Het Parool reports.

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Sep 18 '14 11:39

All traffic in above and near Deventer, including train, air and shipping traffic, will be halted next week Saturday after the discovery of two WWII bombs, which the Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit of Defense will have to safely remove, RTV Oost reports.

Aug 15 '14 15:34

Dutch resistance hero, the 91-year-old Henk Zanoli, has received and returned a high distinction from Israel. Zanoli earned the Righteous Among the Nations medal for saving a Jewish child from being deported to a concentration camp during the German invasion in the Second World War, but said that keeping the medal would be an "insult to the family", Israeli paper Haaretz reports.

German Machine Gun
Aug 14 '14 09:22

After discovering ads for weapons and ammunition online, police in Dussen, Noord-Brabant, found that a 51-year-old father and his 20-year-old son were sitting on an entire arsenal of weapons dating back to the Second World War, hidden in their home. They have been arrested.

Brabant
Jun 24 '14 11:10

The remains of two soldiers from the Second World War have been found in the Overdiepse Polder on the Maas river in Brabant. The Salvave and Identification service from the Army has announced this today. The bodies were dug up on Friday.

Jun 24 '14 10:12

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are going to Poland today and tomorrow as their first state visit. Talks will revolve around trade, and history.

Jun 16 '14 14:33

A hand grenade from the Second World War was discovered in a dredging ship of the Damen company based in Schiedam yesterday morning. The grenade was pulled out of a harbor during a dredging job.

Leiden
May 9 '14 13:37

Homes and businesses along the Amphoraweg in Leiden were evacuated Friday morning after an airplane bomb was discovered.

Dam Plein
May 5 '14 09:19

As per tradition, the Netherlands observed two minutes of silence on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. to remember those lost during and after the Second World War. Remembrance Day took place in 15000 locations throughout the country.

Apr 22 '14 08:01

A field in Winssen was found to be full of grenades from the Second World War.

May 1 '13 18:40

"On the 4th of May we should only remember victims of the Second World War, including the 102 thousand Jewish Dutch". The director of the foundation that coördinates special care for the Jewish community in the Netherlands, Stichting Joods Maatschappelijk Werk, wrote this in newspaper de Volkskrant.

Apr 1 '13 18:03

According to Parool.nl the municipality of Amsterdam demanded outstanding leasehold from Jewish war victims and fined them for paying late after the Second World War. Students discovered this during digitalization of documents.

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