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  • Article by Jochem Botman
  • Published on June 20th, 2018

Estate The Oxerhof in Deventer

During the Second World War, estate ‘De Oxerhof’ in Deventer served as a residential building, spy education center and concentration camp. Originally it was a castle and around 1862 it was rebuilt as a modern country house, commissioned by the Van Doorninck family. In 1931 the estate was opened for the public. Families could enter the domains for 25 cents (annual rate).

  • Article by Hans Molier
  • Published on July 29th, 2017

Assault on Hitler, November 8, 1939

In the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich on November 8, 1939, Adolf Hitler (Bio Hitler), commemorates the Putsch of 1923. Ten minutes after he leaves, a bomb explodes behind the rostrum causing massive damage.

  • Article by Auke de Vlieger
  • Published on December 13th, 2016

Assault and coup of July 20th, 1944

The assassination attempt on Hitler and the subsequent coup of July 20th, 1944 are among the best known events of the Second World War. The history of the German Widerstand (resistance) is pretty well known meanwhile and the men involved have earned their recognition. Best known of them all is Schwabian aristocrat Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg. He was late in joining the resistance but he managed to inspire and stimulate the conspirators once more by his will power. It was Von Stauffenberg who took the initiatives, it was Von Stauffenberg who drafted the concrete plans for the coup, it was Von Stauffenberg who made the attempt and it was Von Stauffenberg who was in charge of the coup.

  • Article by Bob Erinkveld
  • Published on August 4th, 2016

Hitler Youth

"You, my youth, are the most valuable guarantee for the future of our nation and you are predestined to become the leaders of a glorious National socialist society. Never forget this: One day you will dominate the world"

  • Article by Sjoerd de Boer
  • Published on May 29th, 2016

Obersalzberg: resort or Alpine fortress

When on 25 April,1945 more than 300 airplanes bombed the Obersalzberg in German Bavaria, the idyllic country resort of Adolf Hitler was finally history. Five days before committing suicide, this last refuge from the bunker in Berlin was closed. But why did the allies bomb the retreat so late in the war? Were they afraid that Hitler would retreat towards the villa at the last moment?

  • Article by Gerd Van der Auwera
  • Published on February 21st, 2016

The rise of the Third Reich

The rise of the Third Reich will be unveiled in this article, the central question being: "How did the Nazis manage to establish a dictatorship in Germany within a short timespan and with little actual opposition from the population?" It is not the intention to describe the history of the N.S.D.A.P. in detail. To that end, reference is made to the specific article about this party.