Presentation Under Nazi Noses

Invitation to John Marlin’s presentation

You are kindly invited to the Verzetsmuseum on Thursday, April 25, to hear John Tepper Marlin (grandson of Olga Emily Boissevain, great-grandson of Charles Handelsblad Boissevain) present a slide show on Walraven van Hall, based on his translated and edited book on Erik Schaap’s 2006 biography in Dutch of Van Hall.

John Tepper Marlin

This event is organised by The Oxford and Cambrigde Society of The Netherlands. Dr. Marlin is seeking to open up to English-speaking readers the story of the Dutch Resistance beyond the world of Anne Frank, which is almost all of what Americans know about the five-year Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands. The United States shared in the costs of the military disaster that followed Dolle Dinsdag, as many of the paratroopers caught at the “Bridge Too Far” were American soldiers sent with light weapons at Arnhem to fight tanks that were not supposed to be there. The book was one of only seven books to make the March recommended books of the Oxford Alumni Magazine. Erik Schaap is also planning to be there and will be introduced, and so is Friso Hoeneveld, who spoke about CS-6 at the Verzetsmuseum last year.

Under Nazi Noses

You can order your ticket via The Oxford and Cambridge Society of The Netherlands: Non members can register as a ‘friend’ of the society.

John’s presentation is in English.

To visit the presentation the costs are € 11,00 and € 16,00 for the book. This is including the entrance fee to the museum. You’re welcome as from 16.00 hrs and the presentation will start at 16.30 hrs.

Verzetsmuseum: Plantage Kerklaan 61, 1018 CX Amsterdam

Presentation CS 6 in the Verzetsmuseum

Last week a meeting about CS 6 was held in the Verzetsmuseum. Historian Friso Hoeneveld from the UvA is researching the resistance group CS 6, so as family members we were also invited to a presentation about this. Friso has done intensive archival research into the group and his findings will be published in a book, entitled No Fear for the Future, to be published at a later date. Together with Anneruth Wibaut, Karel Baracs and Johan Olof, Christiaan Boissevain and Arend Brandligt talked about their experiences as (grand) children of members of CS 6.

The fact that we as a family were well represented felt like a mini reunion.

Visit the Thérèse Schwartze exposition

Always wanted to see the 6 daughters’ portait? Now is your chance! This masterpiece is one of the highlights of the exposition in the Paul Tetar van Elven Museum in Delft. The exhibition runs until May 8th, 2022.

Meet up & visit

We are having a meet up with family members in the museum on April 30th in Delft. If you’d like to join us, please let us know by mail!

The program:
12.30 hrs: lunch
14.00 hrs: visit to the musuem
16.00 hrs: drinks

Entrance fee to the museum and meal/drinks are at your own expense.