There are many different things that draw people to our exhibition, and once inside there are so many different ways to share personal stories and objects of resistance.
Kees Herman Aben first came into our exhibition after finding his house's address in the special insert that we made for the Parool newspaper. This insert listed all the houses that Jewish people had lived in before the Second World War and were deported from. We were asking people to take a photograph of their house and add it to our Jewish Houses Project. You can see Kees's contribution and house here.
During the Second World War, Kees was a young boy living in Amersfoort. A couple days after he brought in the picture of his home, he came back to our exhibition with a new contribution! To our resistance collection he added a toy wooden airplane from the war, with rubbish hanging off the end of its tale. See the airplane and read more about it in our digital archive here.
Writing a story is one thing, but hearing it from someone is really special. Kees also recorded a short interview about his own personal story of resistance in our Interview Booth. You can watch his interview below.
Come and contribute your own object and story to our growing resistance archive!