20 December 2012

From 1 April 2013 Puck Huitsing will succeed Elly Touwen as Director Collections & Services at the NIOD. Previously Huitsing was director of the Unit War Victims and Remembrance Second World War at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports.

Puck Huitsing. Source: Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken

She was responsible for the realisation of the programme Heritage of the War. Thanks to a special financial impulse of 22 million Euro a wide variety of WW2 collections all over the Netherlands were digitised and presented to the public. These collections can be found at Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen which is coordinated by the NIOD.

Huitsing is currently interim manager at the National Archives. By appointing Puck Huitsing the NIOD wishes to extend its leading position in the field of war related collections and services.