Tag: Germany

Evacuees Return Home after the Dutch Surrender to Germany, 1940

Evacuees Return Home after the Dutch Surrender to Germany, 1940

This blog post has a different title, but is “Part II” of the previous post, “DUTCH REFUGEES FLEEING GERMAN INVASION, 1940.” It includes the second half of letter that is part of our World War II Collection, 1940-2011 (COLL 454, Box 8, Folder 21), dated Friday 10 […]

Dutch Refugees Fleeing German Invasion, 1940

Dutch Refugees Fleeing German Invasion, 1940

Heritage Hall has a rich collection of documents related to World War II. They offer windows into the experiences of Dutch people who lived through the war and the German occupation, members of the resistance movement, and American soldiers. The document below is part of […]

Klaas Niemeijer and the Dutch in Chicago

Klaas Niemeijer and the Dutch in Chicago

Klaas Niemeijer’s life was typical for an immigrant, and yet quite unique. He was a man on the move, first back home in Europe and then in his new home in America. Niemeijer moved to Germany around 1900  to work in a coal mine and […]