Take a virtual tour of the exhibition ‘WW2 in 100 objects’

It’s been two years since the exhibition WW2 in 100 Objects in the Kunsthal Rotterdam ended, having welcomed more than 100,000 visitors. However, the exhibition website has been extended with a Google Street View 360-degree version of the exhibition. Now everyone can still visit the exhibition virtually: www.tweedewereldoorlog.nl/100voorwerpen/virtueel/

Objects of the Nationaal Onderduikmuseum

The Nationaal Onderduikmuseum in Aalten provided three objects for the exhibition:

  • # 23. From the permanent exhibition of the Nationaal Onderduikmuseum (collection Jewish Synagogue Winterwijk), the original identity document of the Jewish Salli Schwarz as well as his forged copy in the name of Pieter de Graaf.
  • # 60. The wooden plane, made out of a toilet seat by Johnny Levy and a Russian pilot called Alex Sidorov, who were hiding at the Geurink family in Lichtenvoorde, for the 8th birthday of Johnny’s cousin Joop Levy, who was hiding at the Ebbers family in Lintelo, near Aalten. The plane has been transferred to the Nationaal Onderduikmuseum by the family Geurink and Joop Levy, where it got a place in the permanent collection.
  • # 84. A cap, cape and overskirt of Scheveningen evacuee Ms. Fisher, used by Gerrit Hoopman in his escape during a raid in the Westerkerk (Western Church) in Aalten. Ad van Liempt described this as his favourite story.
Houten vliegtuigje van Joop Levy
Joop Levy's wooden plane


‘The Second World War in 100 Objects’ was a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition made possible through the cooperation of twenty-five Dutch war and Resistance museums, the Kunsthal and the vfonds. The museums involved in this unique collaboration provided exceptional objects from their collections. These 100 objects tell the story of the Second Word War in an original way. Every object has a moving, disturbing or remarkable history.

Google Cultural Institute

In 2015, the Google Cultural Institute paid extensive attention to 70 years of liberation. Museums and other collection holders from countries around the world participated in this project. The 100 objects in the exhibition are also exhibited through Google Cultural Institute, including a picture of the object, a brief description and a link to find more information and photos.

Click here to visit the website.

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