Judit Mendoza has written this blogpost and wants to share it in this blog. It’s really worth a read:

The Dutch Resistance Museum or Het Verzetsmuseum in Amsterdam, Holland, is a fascinating museum about German occupation force during World War II and how Dutch people held it off.

The exhibition shows Dutch people’s life between 1940-1945, in a chronological way, through real stories, letters, photos, ration books, election propaganda, radio transmission, but, especially, through the hiding places, not only for Jews, clandestine newspapers, the spying and the routes of escape.

Moreover, the museum has free audioguides in several languages, like English and Spanish, which complete the information shown in the posters or placards.

At certain points of the exhibition, the audioguide asks you to feel like a Dutch person of the forties and answer how you would act in some situations, for instance:

Would you hide Jews in your house?
Would you join to a general strike?
Would you collaborate with Nazis, join to the resistance or do nothing?

This is, like Anne Frank House, an astonishing museum where everything is organised perfectly and it is so interactive and didactic that it is not possible learn nothing about history of World War II.

The Dutch Resistance Museum

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