Exciting stories about the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Where the German advance faltered

The defensive position at Kornwerderzand was the only one in Europe that managed to halt the German advance. That story is reason enough to visit the Casemates Museum.

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Where the German advance faltered

True belief

Minister Josef Cohen was a pacifist his entire life. From the pulpit he spoke against the German occupation and Nazism, and that proved fatal.

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True belief

Dummy airport Marrum

The air war over the Wadden region cost a lot of lives. Even exercises were not without danger. Discover the impressive stories in the Kweldercentrum and the preserved observation bunker of dummy airport Marrum.

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Dummy airport Marrum

Camp 'De Slikken'

The reclamation of the Linthorst Homanpolder started in 1939. Camp ‘De Slikken’ housed thousands of labourers. After the war, this is where members of the NSB were taken.

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Camp 'De Slikken'

SD officers escape to Schiermonnikoog

In the night of 14 to 15 April, a group of 120 SD and SS officers fled towards Zoutkamp to escape falling in the hands of the Canadians. They managed to reach Schiermonnikoog.

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SD officers escape to Schiermonnikoog