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IIn the summer of 2013 the IISH received an interesting accrual to the papers of the Amsterdam psychiatrist Jacques Weijel (1920-1975). This accrual deals with the period of World War II and the... [Collection highlight]
Paul de Groot ranks as the number 1 leader in the history of the Dutch Communist Party. The brothers Joop and Jaap Wolff no doubt might claim to be numbers 2 and 3. Accruals to the archives for both... [Collection highlight]
Anti-Orangist feelings are traditional in Dutch society, as well as the royal house and the Orangists themselves.When William I became “sovereign” in 1813, part of the Amsterdam “riffraff mutteringly... [Collection highlight]
In the mid-1980s Greenpeace Netherlands became much better known because of the attack on its ship, Rainbow Warrior, in 1985, as well as through its highly successful "Telethon" media-campaigns in... [Collection highlight]
The IISH received a small but interesting supplement to the papers of the Dutch Marxist and socialist Frank van der Goes in the slipstream of the biography Frank van der Goes, 1859-1939. Journalist,... [Collection highlight]
Sal Santen (1915-1998) was both a revolutionary and a novelist. As his literary body of work was mainly autobiographical, these two aspects are virtually inseparable in his writing. His political... [Collection highlight]
One brilliant character from the Golden Age is well represented in the collections of IISH/NEHA: the “modern” businessman and publicist Pieter de la Court.Pieter de la Court, a man of immigrant... [Collection highlight]
Henriette Roland Holst (1869-1952) was one of the few Dutch socialists with an international reputation. She owed this reputation to her activities at a secret meeting on September 1915 of European... [Collection highlight]
Victor Jean de Bruijn alias Jungle Pimpernel. In the summer of 2012 the IISH received a supplement to the papers of the Papua-leader Viktor Kaisiëpo (1948-2010). Surprisingly, this supplement also... [Collection highlight]
A small archive from the communist resistance fighter Daan Goulooze and elaborate documentation about his life finally found their way to the IISH in 2012.Daniël Goulooze (1901-1965) became the... [Collection highlight]