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War brings out the worst in people, but can also lead to social change.The full text of a lecture on the Great War given by Leo Lucassen, IISH Director of Research, to 'de Stichting Oorlogsgraven... [Collection highlight]
General Vo Nguyen Giap, who died in Hanoi on 4 October 2013, at the age of 102, was a brilliant military strategist. 'The Volcano', as he was nicknamed by his troops, obtained this reputation in 1954... [Collection highlight]
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]
Between 1988 and 1994 a Dutch relief officer crossed the countryside of Sri Lanka to help people and communities threatened by the Civil War between the Tamils and the state. In 1994 he settled in... [Collection highlight]
The IISH received the papers of Jan Petrus de Putter papers through the kind agency of his family.De Putter grew up in Zeeland-Flanders, received vocational training as an Indian civil servant, and... [Collection highlight]
The IISH received an important addition to the archive of David H.D. Truong, formerly known as Truong Dinh Truong. Truong was born in 1945 as the son of a South Vietnamese presidential candidate and... [Collection highlight]
In the summer of 2011 the Institute received a collection of the papers of Sara Berenguer Lahosa (1919-2010) and Jesús Guillén Bertolín (1913-1999) from their children in Montady, near Béziers. Sara... [Collection highlight]
Het IISG ontving een collectie rond de sociaal-democraat en zionist Eliazer (Leo) Frank. Frank  werd geboren in Groningen 1908 in een arm Joods gezin. Aanvankelijk Zionist, werkte hij vanuit... [Collection highlight]
The Institute received an extraordinary supplement to the archives of Robert Danneberg (1885-1942). Danneberg was an important man in the Austrian and International socialist movement. On the day of... [Collection highlight]
Han (Henri) Pieck (1895-1972), a Dutch artist and communist who worked for the Soviet Union’s secret service, had been interned in Buchenwald concentration camp since 1941. Pieck represented the... [Collection highlight]