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The Dutch J'accuse committee was founded in 1969 in Amsterdam. It derived its name from the famous publication of Zola from 1899, in which he denounced anti-Semitism. The committee's founders believe... [Item of the Day]
At the end of the seventeenth century, the French government strongly controlled the national press. Censorship was effective, and non-Catholics had a difficult time. Especially the Protestant... [Item of the Day]
Well-known anarchists including Errico Malatesta, Emma Goldman, and Rudolf Rocker convened in Amsterdam from 25 to 31 August 1907. They discussed matters of organization and syndicalism and... [Item of the Day]
Inspired by the French Revolution a revolution takes place in Holland in the beginning of 1795. The 'Batavian' Republic is established. The new state of course derives the national motto from the... [Item of the Day]
The Dutch Nazi party, NSB, participated in the elections for Parliament only once, on May 26, 1937. It received 4.22 percent of the votes and four seats in the Second Chamber. This sticker asks the... [Item of the Day]
The famous Dutch painter Jan Sluijters received 1568 guilders for this portrait of Jan van den Tempel on 13 January 1950. Van den Tempel was a social democratic minister of Social Affairs from 1939... [Item of the Day]
On March 28, 1932, the Dutch Onafhankelijke Socialistische Partij (Independent Socialist Party) was established. It was a left wing split off from the social-democratic party. Meijer Bleekrode... [Item of the Day]
An ambitious student named Hendrick Swaen started a new arithmetic exercise book on 30 November 1694. On the front page Hendrick drew childlike sketches of swans around his name. His sums are... [Item of the Day]
'The international review i 10 will be an organ containing all kinds of expressions of the modern mind', according to the first issue of 1 January 1927. This publication was a platform for the De... [Item of the Day]
The Provos, Amsterdam anarchists, became widely known for their protests against the monarchy: including smoke bombs on Princess Beatrix’s and Claus von Amsberg’s wedding day, 10 March 1966. The... [Item of the Day]