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Research programme about the the position of collaborators in Dutch post-war society.

An arrested collaborator in Amsterdam (1945)

Project leader: dr. Ismee Tames
Researchers: dr. Bram Enning, drs. Helen Grevers
Publications: Van landverraders tot goede vaderlanders. De opsluiting van collaborateurs in Nederland en Belgie, 1944-1950 (Amsterdam; Uitgeverij Balans 2013), Doorn in het vlees. Foute Nederlanders in de jaren vijftig en zestig (Amsterdam; Uitgeverij Balans 2013), Spreken over fout. Hoe kinderen van collaborateurs het zwijgen verbraken (1975-2000) (Amsterdam; Uitgeverij Balans 2014).
Cooperation: University of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Website: www.erfenissenvancollaboratie.nl

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The Dutch historical record contains a lot of writings about who was “good” and who was “bad”, and more recently also about the array of coexisting grey areas. This research programme looked at things from another direction. It systematically delve into the positions of previously “bad” Dutch societal elements and thus gain insight into the mechanisms of ostracism and integration in the post-war Netherlands and the concurrent concept of “good citizenship”.

This programme cooperated with a project started by the University of Amsterdam called Participatie in De Nieuwe Orde. De interne partijcultuur van de Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging (1940-1945).