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World War II

The Nationaal Archief holds many archives relating to World War II, such as archives of the Dutch Ministry of Defence in London while in exile and the archives of the Militair Gezag (military authority) that operated in the Netherlands after the war. There are also many archives relating to post-war ‘cleansing’ (zuivering), such as the cleansing of the civil service but also the courts of special criminal jurisdiction.
This website has a special page devoted to World War II (in Dutch). Here you will find background information and of course links to the many archives that are available (in Dutch).
Below you will find links to the research guides that are related to World War II. These can help you with your own research, for example if you are looking for someone who was prosecuted by the courts of special criminal jurisdiction. is a website of the National Archives of The Netherlands in cooperation with the Society for the National Archives and Spaarnestad Photo.
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