World War 2 in the Netherlands

History of Sorts


As the saying goes “A picture tells a thousand words” therefor rather then writing at length about  WWII in the Netherlands, I have decided that this time I will let the pictures do the talking.

The photograph on the top is a picture of American troops from the 82nd Airborne Division parachute into The Netherlands on Sept. 17, 1944.

Following are just a few pictures in no particular order

German SS soldiers advancing towards the Allies on stolen  bicycles during Operation Market Garden.


In 1941 the German occupiers turned the Jewish district in Amsterdam into a ghetto.

opnamedatum: 27-10-2006

Jews are being arrested during a raid in Amsterdam in February 1941


The city of Rotterdam after the German bombing during the German invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940.


Dutch soldiers guard the border with Germany shortly after mobilization, 1939


Diplomat being evacuated from occupied Holland. German special visa issued for the travel…

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