Kwesties van leven en dood Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis in de Tweede Wereldoorlog
In this book, Regina Grüter describes the history of the Dutch Red Cross during the Second World War. What were the priorities of the organisation and those of the London Committee of the Dutch Red Cross, established in May 1940? How did the provisions of the Allies hamper the delivery of aid? And what did go well? Local Red Cross branches and volunteers risked their lives to help the victims of the bombings and of the fierce final stage of the war. Thus, the success of the organisation as a whole depended on individual initiatives, personal courage, and resourcefulness. It was not until 2005 that the Red Cross acknowledged it had done little or nothing to help the Jewish community during the Second World War.