SG - Wageningen Students’ Lives During World War II

What would you do when your world is uprooted? War breaks out and suddenly, you have to choose…

Organised by Studium Generale

Thu 18 April 2024 19:30

Venue Hotel de Wereld (5 Mei Plein, Wageningen)

Your studies are upended when suddenly war breaks out. What do you do? As relevant a question today as it was 80 years ago. Join us in the monumental setting of Hotel de Wereld to explore the grey devilish dilemmas of war through the experiences of Wageningen Students 1940-1945 at home and far from it. What was it like to be a local or foreign student back then? Fresh first degree testimony input about life in forced labour in camps deep behind enemy lines will complement the stories and testimonies of students who maneuvered through the occupation of the Netherlands. Bob Kernkamp (Wageningen City Archives), André & Dylan Lardinois, and Philippe Puylaert reconstruct the contexts of student life (based on Ceres and Unitas archives) and their (grand)fathers’ experiences sharing how the war impacted students as well as Wageningen and its inhabitants.

Special guest speakers:

Bob Kernkamp, Philippe Puylaert, Dylan & André Lardinois.

Limited seating;admittance on a first come first serve basis – no registration necessary.

*No livestream or recording