Ismee Tames Professor by Special Appointment of Foundation 1940-1945
New chair aims to keep memory of resistance alive
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Stichting 1940-1945 (Foundation 1940-1945), the Foundation has established a special chair in collaboration with Utrecht University. Entitled Stichting 1940-1945: geschiedenis en betekenis van verzet tegen onderdrukking en vervolging (Foundation 1940-1945: history and meaning of resistance against oppression and prosecution), the chair will be part of the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University. The chair will be held by Dr Ismee Tames (1976), who will also continue to work as research director of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Ismee Tames was introduced on 27 June during the festive celebration of the Foundation's anniversary in the presence of Princess Beatrix.
Stichting 1940-1945 was established during the Second World War, when representatives of several resistance groups took the initiative to support disabled resistance participants and the families of deceased resistance participants and to continue supporting them after the liberation. The aim of the new chair is to keep the memory alive of both resistance, prosecution and violence against citizens during the war years 1940-1945, and of the way in which the Foundation has realised its particular form of solidarity.
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