1 January 2023
National Committee of the 4th and 5th May
How will we commemorate World War II on May 4th and 5th in the future?
What does the future of May 4th and 5th look like? How can we ensure that remembering remains valuable for everyone in the Netherlands? And how can we ensure that the lessons of the past will stay on the radar in the future? Big questions without easy answers.
Peace and freedom are an obviousness to the Dutch. But peace is a shared project to which everyone can and must contribute.
You would think that we are still aware of the atrocities of World War II. However, that is not the case. Research from 2023 shows that 23 percent of young people born since 1980 doubt the persecution of Jews during World War II. It also appears that a third to more than half of them know little about the genocide. Alarming, but also a fact. What are we doing wrong as a society when history fades from memory?Read more