Books about refugee homes in The Netherlands

Brasz, Drs. Ineke
De jeugdalijah van het Paviljoen Loosdrechtse Rade
(Loosdrecht, 1987)
This book describes the Alijah home in Loosdrecht and the people who lived and worked here between September 1939 and the summer of 1942.

Creveld, Ies van
“Hulp aan wezen” in oorlogstijd
(Den Haag, 2004)
Ies van Creveld z.l. writes about all the children who were living in the Jewish orphanage in The Hague during the war. Amongst them were some German refugee children.

Crone, Frans
Voorbijgaand verblijf: Joodse weeskinderen in Oorlogstijd
(Amsterdam/Antwerpen, 2005)
Crone writes about all the children who were living in the Jewish orphanage in Utrecht during the war. Amongst them were some German refugee children.

Haverkorn van Rijswijk, Joke & Bruyns, Willem Mörzer
Sluit tot vaste kring de handen, een geschiedenis van de Quakerscholen Eerde, Vilsteren en Beverweerd
(Amsterdam, 2002)
This book is about the quackerschool in Eerde. Established in 1934 it housed many German refugee children, most of them Protestant. Some of the Kindertransport children also went to this school. During the war some Jewish children were living here, but despite attempts to save them, they were deported and killed.

Laansma, S.
De Joden van de kleine Haar te Gorssel
(Zuthpen, 1986)
This booklet deals with the period between June 1938 and March 1941, when the youth hostel in Joppe (Gorssel) close to Deventer was used by Palestine pioneers.

Leshem, P.
Strasse zur Rettung, Aus Deutschland vertrieben – bereitet sich Jüdische jugend auf Palästina vor, verband der Freunde der Histadrut
(Tel-Aviv, 1973)
Leshem writes about the international Chalutz movement between 1933 and 1939, Also about the “werkdorp” in Wieringen, which was not only a Hachsharah, but also prepared German refugees for other countries.

Stegeman, Drs. H.B.J. & Vorsteveld, Drs. J.P.
Het Joodse werkdorp in de Wieringermeer
(Zutphen, 1983)
An academic study about the Werkdorp in the Wieringermeer, which was established in 1934 for German refugees. Here they learned a trade, which would enlarge their emigration chances, whether for Palestine or some other country. The werkdorp was closed in March 1941.

Straaten, Frans van der
Om nooit te vergeten, herinneringen en belevenissen van/aan Palestina pioniers in Nederland
(Capelle a/d IJssel, no year)
Frans van Straaten writes about the refugee children in several places, notably the Alijah homes in Loosdrecht and Mijnsheerenland, but also in Gouda and Elden.

Tammes, Peter
U draagt geen ster, de vervolging van joodse inwoners in Bergen (N-H)
(Bergen, 2005)
Tammes writes about all the Jewish inhabitants of Bergen (N-H) during the war. A few pages are dedicated to the refugee children who lived here in the beginning of 1939.

Zuylen, Frans van
Palestinapioniers in Twente 1933-1945, een vergeten hoofdstuk
Van Zuylen writes about  the orthodox hachsharah in Enschede, founded in 1933, on the Alsteedschestraat in Enschede. In January 1938 it moved to Twekkelo (Strootseweg 460)  and was called "Haimer's Esch". Van Zuylen found out who lived here and talked to many of them. The book is in English and Dutch.