Excursion to Dachau

One might be forgiven that the title implies a current school trip to Dachau, but the title refers to another kind of trip to the notorious death camp. The Dutch Nazis, the NSB. did not have the same level of hatred against, Jews,Roma and disabled people as their German counterpart. Himmler was aware of thisContinue reading “Excursion to Dachau”

Jews in the NSB

Many European countries had an equivalent of the NSDAP(Nazi) party, the Dutch National Socialist party was the NSB. It may be hard to believe nowadays but not every National Socialist party started off as an anti-Semitic party, as was the case with the NSB. The NSB even had Jewish members, and the party leader ,AntonContinue reading “Jews in the NSB”

Holocaust in the Netherlands

Some people believe that when the Germans invaded the Netherlands in May 1940 the life of its Jewish population changed over night. This however was not the case. Like in other European countries the undermining and eventual eradication of Jewish life was a gradual process. Until September 1940 very little changed,It was only then whenContinue reading “Holocaust in the Netherlands”

Nationale Jeugdstorm- The Dutch Hitler Youth.

When standing at attention for a long time, once the musical director gives the sign, the horn may be placed under the right arm’ These and other strict instructions applied to playing the Nationale Jeugdstorm (NJS, National Youth Storm) trumpet. With the Hitlerjugend  (Hitler Youth Movement) in Germany as their example, the Dutch Nazi PartyContinue reading “Nationale Jeugdstorm- The Dutch Hitler Youth.”

Anton Mussert-Dutch Fascist

Anton Adriaan Mussert ( 11 May 1894 – 7 May 1946) was one of the founders of the National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands (NSB) and its formal leader. As such, he was the most prominent Dutch fascist before and during World War II. During the war, he was able to keep this position, due toContinue reading “Anton Mussert-Dutch Fascist”