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Geulzicht Castle

At the start of the Second World War, Geulzicht Castle was occupied by German officers. They established their central command post there. During the same period, the castle and the underground corridors housed Jewish people in hiding, but also art painters who had refused to join the Kulturkammer. Owner Caspar Jozef Weinberg (Uncle Joep) was paid by them in kind with paintings. A well-known fact is that films of the aerial shots of the bombing of Rotterdam, which were made by reconnaissance aircraft above the front lines, were dropped at the castle and were developed and further finished in the cellars. A plaque at the entrance is a reminder of the Second World War.

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  • Text: Peter van Steenbergen
  • Photos: Lennard Bolijn (1), Peter van Steenbergen (2, 3, 4, 5), (6, 7, 8)