The Hunger Winter in the Netherlands was the winter at the end of the Second World War from 1944 to 1945 with a great scarcity of food and fuel. It led to a great famine, especially in the cities of the western Netherlands. At least seventy thousand people died of hunger and cold. Causes: the food shortage in the west of the Netherlands was […]
In Reverend Warmenhoven's travel report it is clear that in the 1940s and 1945 there were four major church branches, denominations, that did not work together much. The children who were Roman Catholic did not know the children - from the same village if they were Reformed or Liberated and vice versa. They did not play together and went to separate schools. This applied[...]
In December 1944, the Interdenominational Emergency Food Service (IKB) was established. It soon became apparent that it was necessary to rescue children from the famine in the large cities in the west of the country and transport them to the east and north, where there still was food to be had.
Voor het transport zijn twee binnenvaartschepen uit Gouderak ingezet, waar normaal gesproken en ook later, na de oorlog, zand en grind werd vervoerd. in de oorlog waren beide schepen ingezet voor de voedselvoorziening van de Duitsers, op de heenweg naar Drenthe voeren de schepen leeg, dan konden ze kinderen mee nemen. Het schip waarin de […]
The War Child foundation does everything it can to ensure that children are NOT forgotten in a war situation. It is good to remember that what happened to the children of Reeuwijk in 1945 is still happening today in countries such as Afghanistan, Congo, South Sudan, Burundi, Somalia, Central African [...]