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Dutch king says great-grandmother failed country’s Jews during the Second World War

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands publically acknowledged that his great-grandmother Queen Wilhelmina failed to protect the country’s Jewish population during the Second World War. The Dutch King made his remarks during a historic speech at the ceremony of the Remembrance of Dead in Amsterdam yesterday. The Remembrance, usually held with a large crowd, took place [read more]

The Royal Women

Queen Wilhelmina – A second tragedy

When Queen Wilhelmina fell ill with typhoid fever in the middle of April 1902, she was about five months pregnant. It was her second pregnancy, but the first had ended in a miscarriage. For several days, fever ravished the Queen’s body, and it wasn’t until 29 April that the newspapers reported that her condition was [read more]