Liberation of the Netherlands

Saturday, August 30, 2008

On the 5th of May 1945, the Canadian general Charles Foulkes discussed with the German commander in chief Johannes Blaskowitz the capitulation of the German troops in the Netherlands at Hotel the Wereld (hotel the World) in Wageningen. They were in presence of His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.
At museum the Casteelse Poort in Wageningen was an exhibition about Wageningen during World War II. At this exhibition was also the furniture of Hotel De Wereld (Hotel The World) and the pencil which was used to sign the capitulation. This was a good reason to go to Wageningen. The rest of the museum consists of other exhibitions about the rise and existence of Wageningen.

Hotel De Wereld Hotel De Wereld The entrance of Hotel De Wereld
Monument for the liberation Plaque on Hotel De Wereld Plaque on Hotel De Wereld Plaque for His Royal Highness Prince Bernhard
The table and chairs which were used to discuss the capitulation The conditions of the capitulation The pencil which was used to sign the capitulation