Marleen van den Berg (1992) studied History and the research master Colonial and Global History at Leiden University. Her main focus was on contemporary history and the post-war intercourse of the Netherlands with the Second World War and the war in Indonesia, 1945-1950. She wrote her master thesis on the Dutch missionary H.A.C. Hildeirng during the war in Indonesia. She is interested in questions about law and injustice, moral and ethical issues in history and the dynamics of bureaucratic systems and their individual and collective effects during the Second World War and the post-war period.
Marleen is currently working as a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam and the NIOD Institute of War-, Holocaust- and Genocide Studies. Her research project ‘Joods Rotterdam’ focuses on the persecution of the Jews in Rotterdam during the Second World War and the restoration of right after the war.