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Eduardo Mondlane
On this day, a bomb hidden in a book killed Eduardo Mondlane, leader of the Mozambican Liberation Front FRELIMO.Mondlane (*1920)...
Many IISH Posters in South Africa Exhibition Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will be presenting a major exhibition spotlighting the relationship between South Africa and the...
CLAT-Netherlands: A Christian solidarity movement
Recently, both the archive and the library of CLAT-Netherlands were made accessible for research, having been donated to the...
Clean Clothes Campaign Archive now with the IISH
The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is a global network whose objectives are to end sweatshops and to support garment workers in the...
'Clean Clothes' with Dirty Labels
The Clean Clothes Campaign is a global network whose objectives are to end sweatshops and to support garment workers in the third...
Disobedient Objects
'Disobedient Objects' is a powerful exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (26 July 2014  - 1 February 2015)....
Shipping Research Bureau
To coincide with the celebration of twenty years of democracy in South Africa, the IISH has now made available to researchers the...
Solidarity with the IRA
The inventory of the archiive of the Ierland Komitee Nederland  (Dutch Ireland Committee)  has been completed. The archives of...
South African ministers visit IISH
On March 25th the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nkoana-Mashabane and Dikobe Ben Martins, Minister of Energy honoured...
Eduardo Mondlane Foundation
"We have hesitated for a long time before we put all our thoughts on paper. After all, it’s much nicer to create the impression...
Documents on Activities
Archival Materials on the Activities in The Netherlands Relating to Nelson Mandela 1980-1990In 2013, through a project funded by...
Chile Forty Years Ago
Forty years ago, the democratically elected Chilean president Salvador Allende was overthrown in a violent military coup....
Solidarity with Chile
Solidarity Campaigns with Chile were set up all over the Netherlands in response to the brutal overthrow of the democratic...
Gap in ANC Archives filled by IISH
In the presence of the South African president Jacob Zuma, many other ANC officials and anti-apartheid activists, the archive...
The African Travels of Frits Eisenloeffel
This section of the web exhibition of photos by Frits Eisenloeffel tracks the journeys of the Dutch journalist Frits Eisenloeffel...
Karel Roskam, Africa Expert
Recently, the institute acquired the archive of publicist, radio commentator, and South Africa expert Karel Roskam.Roskam was...
Dutch Journalists Killed
March 17, 1982 four Dutch journalists were murdered in El Salvador. The Duarte government, supported by the US, was held...
One-sided anti-imperialism
On 24 April 1966, Belgian communist youth marched through the streets of Brussels against imperialism in Congo. In Congo – the...
Rosenbergs Found Guilty
A world-wide clemency appeal was launched after the American communists Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were sentenced to death on the...
Operation "Urgent Fury"
President Reagan's "Urgent Fury" operation, when 5000 American marines landed on Grenada, a Caribbean island of 340 square...
Disputed Tourist Destinations
The tourist paradise and the police state may very well go hand and hand. A flourishing tourist sector adds to the economy and...
Koos Koster in El Salvador
A large number of collections at the IISH deal with the press, freedom of the press, and human rights. For World Press Freedom...
Chile, 11 September 1973
On September 4, 1970 Salvador Allende won the presidential elections in Chile. This political event started a unique experiment...
Czechoslovak Dissidents
In 1991, the IISH received the archives of the Stichting Informatie for Charta ’77 (Foundation Information on Charta ’77) from mr...
Nelson Mandela and the Netherlands
Nelson Mandela, an icon of our time, spent a long career in the South African liberation movement, the African National Congress...
The Netherlands and Nelson Mandela
The greatest South African in history, a mythical symbol of reconciliation and leadership: this is how, in the eyes of Dutch...
Nelson Mandela in the collection of the IISH
The IISH has a rich collection of archival records, documentation, photographs, audio-visual materials and campaign materials...
Tributes to Nelson Mandela
Squares, bridges and more in the NetherlandsNelson Mandela Bridge, Zoetermeer (photo: Wilco van Herpen)Major squares in Amsterdam...
Photo Gallery - Nelson Mandela and The Netherlands
A photo impression of Dutch campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela, the reactions to his release in February 1990, and of...
Coen Stork en Nelson Mandela
Handgeschreven brief van Mandela1963: Mandela staat terecht in het Rivonia-proces. Coen Stork is net begonnen als economisch...
Sietse Bosgra en Nelson Mandela
Dankbare herinneringen en gemengde gevoelensSietse Bosgra (1935) heeft een indrukwekkende staat van dienst als politiek activist...
Conny Braam en Nelson Mandela
2 februari 1990 - wat een overwinning!Schrijfster Conny Braam (1948) was mede-oprichter en voorzitter van de Anti-Apartheids...
Albert van den Heuvel en Nelson Mandela
Ik zag een trotse toekomstige staatsmanAlbert H. van den Heuvel (1932), oecumenisch theoloog, was in kerkelijke kring en...
Wim Kok en Nelson Mandela
Mandela een vader voor ons allemaalVoormalig premier, PvdA-leider en FNV-voorzitter Wim Kok kent Nelson Mandela goed.Wanneer...
Karel Roskam en Nelson Mandela
Strijdliederen zingen bij procesKarel Roskam (die in 2010 op 78-jarige leeftijd is overleden) was een van de founding fathers van...
From the CASA Choir’s photo album
From the CASA Choir’s photo album, 1990, 1994 and 1999. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.The CASA (...
Reactions to the release of Nelson Mandela
Photos of the reactions in The Netherlands to the release of Nelson Mandela , 11 and 17 February 1990. This series is part of a...
Mandela’s first visit to the Netherlands
Photos of Nelson Mandela’s first visit to the Netherlands, June 1990. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1...
Dutch campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela
Photos of the Dutch campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela, 1976-1989. This series of photos is part of a photo gallery on...
Mandela’s state visit to the Netherlands
Mandela’s state visit to the Netherlands on 11 and 12 March 1999. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1....
Brief van Mandela aan Stork
Nelson Mandela schreef Coen Stork een bedankbrief op 11 juni 1964, een dag vóór de uitspraak in het Rivonia-proces. Zie het...
Campaign against Psychiatric Abuse
The Campaign against Psychiatric Abuse (CAPA), British section of the Geneva initiating committee against abuses of psychiatry...
A Bolivian in Holland
The papers of the late Consuelo Maria Quiton Daza were acquired in 2011. She was born in 1947 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She started...
Anti-Apartheid and Southern Africa Collection Guide
IIn 2008 the IISH acquired an extensive collection of archival materials relating to the anti-apartheid and Southern Africa...
Zimbabwe Committee
The archive of the Dutch Zimbabwe Committee was transferred to the IISH.Denise Citroen (b. 1952) founded and chaired the Zimbabwe...
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