18 February 2016

Prof. dr. Marjan Schwegman, departing director of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau by His Majesty The King of The Netherlands. The royal decoration was presented today by the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker.

Marjan Schwegman receives the royal decoration because of her voluntary consultancy work for among others: Montesquieu Institute, Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence and International Balzan Prize Foundation. As well as her contribution to the public debate on new ways to explore the role of the resistance in the Second World War.