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On 15 May 1940, an important event took place in Rijsoord in the school located on Rijksstraatweg. The capitulation for German force majeure was signed here by the commander of the Dutch armed forces, General Winkelman.

The monument of this fact before the school contains the warning:
"A people who neglect their defense put their freedom at stake". [/ i]

The very realistic capitulation museum is located in the school. For example, the room where the capitulation took place has been completely reconstructed with similar dolls in original uniforms. There is also an extensive overview of war actions from the May days, newspapers, photos etc.

This museum was previously known as the Johannes Post War and Resistance Museum.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

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  • Text: Marcel Jans
  • Photos: Dick de Bruijne (1), Marcel Jans (2)

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