Church raid

On Sunday 30 January 1944, the Germans occupiers raid two churches in Aalten, looking for men between the ages of 19 and 23 who are evading compulsory labor in Germany and are in hiding. 48 Men [...]

Successful exhibition in Berlin

The Nationaal Onderduikmuseum was involved in the preparation of the exhibition. 1945 – NIEDERLAGE. BEFREIUNG. NEUANFANG – ZWÖLF LÄNDER EUROPAS NACH DEM ZWEITEN WELTKRIEG Van het Duits [...]

Peter van Essen

At the age of 21, in 1943, Van Essen rang the doorbell of a man known as Ome Jan, a leader of the resistance movement in the town of Aalten. This was the beginning of two years in hiding at a [...]

Exhibition ‘Portrait of an Era’

About photography and daily life around the year 1900 in Westphalia and the Achterhoek 28 November 2015 – 3 April 2016 The exhibition ‘Zeitgeist-Zeitenwende’ (Portrait of an [...]

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