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'Winterhulp' [Winter help] was a charitable effort by Dutch Nazis modelled on the German example and established in the fall of 1940. By making it illegal for other charities to ask for money on the... [Item of the Day]
The British Royal Air Force bombs the dike of Walcheren in the Dutch province of Zeeland on 11 October 1944. Walcheren is still occupied by the Germans. The bombing is part of allied military... [Item of the Day]
José Martinez Guerricabeitia was born on June 18, 1921 to a family of anarcho-syndicalists near Valencia (Spain). After having studied law and sociology, he founded a publishing house in exile in... [Item of the Day]
More than a million Russians have already perished in the Great War when the February Revolution of 1917 terminates czar Nicolas' regime and he is exiled to Jekaterinenburg. The German satirical... [Item of the Day]
On 25 and 26 February 1941 workers from Amsterdam organized a massive strike to protest against the persecution of the Jews. In 1951 the artist Mari Andriessen (1897-1987) was asked to create a... [Item of the Day]
The Dutch Jewish communist Alex de Leeuw was arrested by the Nazis in May 1941. His letters from camp Schoorl and Amersfoort testify to his strong will: "we should pity those who lead colourless... [Item of the Day]
After the beginning of the 'Blitzkrieg' in Poland the German army achieved quick results. With tanks and airplanes the Polish army was trampled. On 6 September 1939 the city of Warsaw was threatened... [Item of the Day]
After the liberation of Greece from the Nazis, a civil war started between the communists and the official government. On 12 February 1945, truce was signed between the (communist) ELAS guerillas and... [Item of the Day]
On 8 February 1904 the Japanese attacked the Russian fleet in southern Manchuria, beginning the Russo-Japanese War.Many letters from Russian prisoners-of-war in Japan ended up in the archive of the... [Item of the Day]
A few months after the destruction of Guernica, a commission appointed by the Spanish (Nationalist) Government began an investigation into the matter.It came to the conclusion that the town of... [Item of the Day]