Red Cross gives legacies to "Bronbeek"

9th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

9 August 2007, THE HAGUE – More than 200 personal belongings from Dutch nationals who died in Japan and the former colony of Indonesia during WWII will have a place in the Bronbeek Museum in Arnhem come next week.

9 August 2007

THE HAGUE – More than 200 personal belongings from Dutch nationals who died in Japan and the former colony of Indonesia during WWII will have a place in the Bronbeek Museum in Arnhem come next week.

The Dutch Red Cross will hand over wedding rings, watches and silverware on Tuesday to the museum dedicated to the Netherlands' military-colonial past.  The Red Cross announced this on Thursday.

The aid organisation was instructed by the government after the war to return the personal belongings of the deceased Dutch nationals to their survivors. The families of many people who had been living in Indonesia could not be traced. These items will now be handed over to the Bronbeek Museum.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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