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  • Article by Hans Molier
  • Published on August 29th, 2013

Carnation Day, Dutch protest against the German occupier

After seven weeks of German occupation, the reality of repression struck among the Dutch population. Many saw 29 June 1940, the birthday of prince Bernard, as being the moment to show the Germans that the Dutch people were not interested in national socialism at all. This day is in the Netherlands known as "Anjerdag" (Carnation Day).