“The aim of this collection is to give a historical account of the eventful era and inform future generations of what happened. They must remain alert so as to prevent history repeating itself”
Today, nationalism rises its ugly head in many parts of the world. Ultra-right captures the limelight with unfounded claims.
The general public is misled and the media often do not feel obliged to be objective. In the United Kingdom, voters have been misinformed about the pros and cons of Brexit. Rhetorics of the leaders of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Poland, Italy and Turkey resemble the extreme language used by politicians in the nineteen thirties in Europe. We also see racist, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, anti-homo propaganda. How can this happen again?
The aim of this web site is to give, once again, a historical account of the eventful era 1920-1945 so as to prevent history repeating itself.
Use has been made of the enormous collection of war memorabilia of the period 1920-1945, brought together by Henri Max Cohen, a jewish Dutchman. That collection, consisting of 24 albums, is kept in the NIOD (the Dutch Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies).
A choice of these items is presented on this web site with translations to English where appropriate. They can be leafed through by subject.
The total collection of some 2300 items in 24 albums can also be found in this web site in PDF form, under ‘Archive”.