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Lennard Bolijn Chairman

Lifelong interest in military history. Started in 2015 as an email handling contributor, later editor-in-chief for Sights. Chairman of STIWOT and TracesOfWar as of 2020.

Ewoud van Eig Secretary

Jeroen Koppes Treasurer

Started as a technical volunteer in 2002. Now responsible for the technical management of all STIWOT websites and also as treasurer on the board of the foundation. Furthermore, I make (photo)reports and I occasionally write an article for TracesOfWar.com.


Wesley Dankers Staff Member TracesOfWar

Frank van der Drift Advisor board

Arjo Eijgelsheim Editor-in-chief Sights

Employee of Traces of War since early 2020. Started taking pictures of sights. Then processing the incoming data. Member of staff since June 2021. My interest in World War II started as a child when I heard various stories within my family. In addition, I became interested in the Vietnam War as a teenager.

Kaj Metz Staff Member TracesOfWar

Kevin Prenger Editor-in-chief Articles

From 2004 to 2018 I was project manager of Go2War2.nl. Nowadays I am editor in chief of the domain Articles on TracesOfWar. For this website I also write articles and reviews. My attention is mainly focused on the history of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. Personal stories about the war also have my interest. Except for TracesOfWar I write for Historiek.net. I've also published two books in English. 'War Zone Zoo' is about the Berlin Zoo and the Second World War. 'Christmas under fire, 1944' tells about Christmas during 1944, at the front, at home and in the camps. More information at: www.kevinprenger.nl.

Rik van Velzen Editor-in-chief Persons & Awards

Fedor de Vries Staff Member TracesOfWar

Arjan Vrieze Staff Member TracesOfWar


Michèl Admiraal Contributor TracesOfWar

In professional life chartered accountant. Since secondary school interested in military history, especially the Western Front of The Great War. Every year I visit a part of the front, from Flanders Fields to the Voges in France. Member of The Western Front Association and Association Nationale 1914-1918. In private I publish my own books. In 2020 I wrote a roadstory about visiting eight WWII concentration camps in Europe with my father several years ago: 'Langs de wegen naar de hel' (Along the roads to hell).

Gerd Van der Auwera Chief editor Articles

Amanda Balke Contributor TracesOfWar

Jhonny Bastiaensen Contributor TracesOfWar

Ynske Berckmans Contributor TracesOfWar

Jos Birx Contributor TracesOfWar

Tim van Blerck Contributor Quiz

Petrus Bolin Contributor TracesOfWar

Randy Brandt Contributor TracesOfWar

Rolph Bronkhorst Contributor TracesOfWar

Graduated as a Maritime Officer in Vlissingen. Worked as a Maritime Officer in the merchant navy until 2006. Since 2006 employee of Bureau Veritas. In 2020 started as volunteer for ToW (medals and persons)

Dick de Bruijne Contributor TracesOfWar

Jordi Caballero Contributor TracesOfWar

René ten Dam Chief editor Articles

Since 2005. Interest in war deaths, from different perspectives. Specialized in Dutch funerary heritage, both in the Netherlands and overseas.

Samuel de Korte Author Articles

Herma de Vries Editor Articles

Bram Dermout Contributor TracesOfWar

Francois Dumas Contributor TracesOfWar

Ever since my father and mother started telling me stories about their life in the war years, I have been interested in WW2. That must have been 1957 or so, only 10 years after it ended. It has been my 'hobby' in various disguises ever since (scale models, books, battlefield visits, photography, museums) and now that I am retired I hope to have a little time to share some of my knowledge. I think history must be kept alive, correct and passed on to future generations, and those who fought for us must remain in our thoughts.

Jeroen Ferwerda Contributor TracesOfWar

Gerrit Hazenberg Contributor TracesOfWar

Bert Heesen Illustrator military maps

Michiel Janzen Author Articles

Author of several books among them two faction-thrillers about Otto Skorzeny.

Annabel Junge Reviewer / Author Articles

Also writer of articles in magazines, and books. My interesses include WorldWar I up to and including the Cold War with emphasis on World War II.

Sanne Jussen Author Articles

Stephane Kayser Contributor TracesOfWar

Barbara Keus Contributor TracesOfWar

Peter Kimenai Author Articles

Cor Korpel Translator Articles

Vincent Krabbendam Contributor News

Adri Kramer Contributor TracesOfWar

Ruben Krutzen Editor Articles

Marcel Kuster Illustrator military maps

Maurice Laarman Contributor TracesOfWar

Sanne van Leent Contributor TracesOfWar

Leo G. Lensen Chief editor Articles

Fernando Lynch Contributor TracesOfWar

Frank Mark Mora Castillo Contributor TracesOfWar

Danny Morees Contributor TracesOfWar

George Möller Chief editor Articles

After my study Dutch language and literature (specialization: seventeenth-century language and literature) I worked for one year as an assistant publisher at Gary Schwartz in Maarssen (publisher of art books). After that I worked for more than twelve years in the printing industry as proofreader and project manager. Subsequently I worked for over 22 years at C&F Report as editor-in-chief and project manager. Retired since May 1, 2020. I am also active as a volunteer at handball club Aristos in Amsterdam and as editor-in-chief of Handball Inside, the only Dutch handball magazine, that appears four times a year. I am also editor-in-chief of EigenWijs, a donor newspaper of the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, and of Alzheimer Center Amsterdam (mainly for press releases and the annual report).

Jeroen Niels Contributor TracesOfWar

Nico Nienhuis Contributor TracesOfWar

Robert Jan Noks Chief editor Articles

Matthias Ouwejan Editor Articles

My interest in WW2 goes way back. My granddad got me into the subject when I was 12 years old and I have developed my knowledge ever since. Between 2009 and 2016 I lead international groups in the summer through former concentrationcamp Bergen Belsen. The trips would take about 10 days in which we dived into different parts of the holocaust history. In 2017 I became author for Traces of War, a platform I love for the amount of information it contains. Writing articles keeps my passion for history alive, after finishing my master degree in history back in 2014 (military history). My key areas of interest are the German side of the war (holocaust and warfare) and personalities (gives a great insight in perceptions and feelings). My articles for tracesofwar focus on those interests, but I also write about specific units like the SAS or British operations in North-Africa. Normally I work as a consultant in digitalisation and help local government organisations to transform into the digital world. My focus is on the human side of change and I help people to understand why change is necessary and how to improve their working culture. In my free time I do voluntary work for 3 other organisations: Wijherdenken (a initiative to bolster commemoration amongst young people, see facebook/instagram), YMCA Nederland (as chief of international relations) and Y Service Club Zwolle (helping student exchange over the world). The rest of my time goes to sports, which I do at least 6 times a week. I love to do survivalrunning, biking, running, calisthenics or climbing and hiking.

Anne Palmer Contributor TracesOfWar

My primary focus is stolpersteine -- identifying new locations, finding photos and getting permission to use them, and researching the stories of the people remembered. I also help with editing English translations of Dutch articles.

Arnold Palthe Chief editor translations

Ian Paterson Contributor TracesOfWar

Ian Pink Contributor TracesOfWar

Evan Pinter Contributor TracesOfWar

Claire van Proemeren Contributor TracesOfWar

Peter Schipper Contributor TracesOfWar

Pieter Schlebaum Editor Articles

Alex Schmidt Contributor TracesOfWar

Han Smits Reviewer / Contributor quiz

Leon Theelen Chief editor Sights

I´ve had a lifelong interest in WW2, and my work as an archaeologist brings me to many places all over Europe. As I have been visiting sites everywhere I come, the step to documenting them was small. As of 2021 I became part of the team at Traces of War.

Gio Theunissen Contributor TracesOfWar

Wout Tjaarda Contributor quiz

Johan Tjallingii Contributor TracesOfWar

Luuk van Rinsum Reviewer

Barry van Veen Contributor STIWOT Travel

Joost Verheijden Contributor TracesOfWar

Wilco Vermeer Contributor TracesOfWar

I am involved with the websites of STIWOT since 2001 and also with STIWOT as an organisation in several functions. I mainly focus on doing historical research and writing historical articles about these inquiries.

Marie-Christine Vinck Contributor TracesOfWar

Willem Visser Contributor TracesOfWar

Traces of War employee since 2019. I am mainly involved in processing submissions from Traces Of War users (photos and new locations).

Rob Vogels Contributor TracesOfWar

Suzan Vrieze Social media manager

Liesbeth Vrieze-Risseeuw Contributor / Translator TracesofWar

Luc Van Waeyenberge Contributor TracesOfWar

Pieter van Wijngaarden Contributor TracesOfWar

Historian, specialized in World War 2 and aviation

Marcel Wijnstok Contributor News

Ed Woertman Contributor Quiz

Jelle Ywema Contributor TracesOfWar

In Memoriam

Henny van Loenen Contributor TracesOfWar

Paul van de Water Contributor TracesOfWar