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 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.
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 [...]