I am a Dutch man living in Ireland.

Originally from a small former mining town called Geleen in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.

I moved to Limerick in Ireland in November 1997 and have lived here ever since.

I am passionate about History ,movies and music.

History of Sorts is a site with historical articles and blogs. The majority concern the WWII era but there are also blogs on music, movies and even serial killers. So overall quite a good mix of stories.

Although a good deal of it will be my own input. I do use other sources to compile stories in order to have the broadest overview.

I have also written 2 books and I am in the process writing my 3rd novel, which is fictional but ties in with WWII and the Holocaust.

Due to a constant blocking of Social Media outlets it is getting increasingly difficult for me to post my blogs. So please subscribe to my website is free

Or follow me on MeWe https://mewe.com/i/dirkdeklein1

Contact details

email: dirk@dirkdeklein.net


I am passionate about my site and I know you all like reading my blogs. I have been doing this at no cost and will continue to do so. All I ask is for a voluntary donation of $2, however if you are not in a position to do so I can fully understand, maybe next time then. Thank you. To donate click on the credit/debit card icon of the card you will use. If you want to donate more then $2 just add a higher number in the box left from the PayPal link. Many thanks.





  1. Hallo Dirk, hoe is het? Een paar dingen kloppen niet van wat je schrijft, en je hebt je bronnen niet vermeld. Laten we de rest per email bespreken.


    1. dirkdeklein says:

      Je reageert op mijn About pagina, hoe kan dat niet kloppen, dat is mijn eigen Levens verhaal


    2. dirkdeklein says:

      Ik bemerk net uw achternaam, bent U familie van Pierre Schunk? Mijn email luid dekleindirk@gmail.com


  2. Hi Dirk, I’m an American scholar who is researching Hannie Schaft. I enjoyed your piece on Schaft here; I wondered if you had any suggestions for resources about Schaft in English? Thank you. – Buzzy Jackson, Colorado, USA http://www.buzzyjackson.com


  3. Thanks, Dirk! Much appreciated. 🙂


  4. cupcakecache says:

    I shared your blog about 9/11 having just finished watching the documentary by the French filmmakers. I didn’t remember the name of the priest or the whole story but your capture of these details serves as an excellent reminder. I hope you are ok with my sharing your blog tomorrow. If not, I will not share.


    1. dirkdeklein says:

      Share away, that is what it is there for


      1. cupcakecache says:

        Thank you. My grandfather’ s last name was Emmet. He was a labor union organizer on the docks in New York during the Depression. Thank you so much.


  5. cupcakecache says:

    Ironically, he had the same name as the Priest and the same spelling.


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