On this page appears my main list of books dealing with The Netherlands during World War II as well as more general books on The Netherlands.  It is followed by two pages with specialized lists of books dealing with the “Englandspiel” operation and the notorious collaborator, “King Kong.”

  • Aalders, Gerard, Nazi Looting: The Plunder of Dutch Jewry During the Second WorldWar, New York: Berg, 2004.
  • Amersfoort, Herman and Piet Kamphuis (eds.), May 1940, The Battle for the Netherlands, Boston: Brill, 2010.
  • Ashton, The Netherlands at War, London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.,1941.
  • Ausems, Andre, “The ‘Bureau Inlichtingen’ (Intelligence Service) of theNetherlands Government in London, November 1942-May 1945,” MiltaryAffairs,Oct. 1981, 127-132.
  • Ausems, Andre, “The Netherlands Military Intelligence Summaries 1939-1940 and the Defeat in the Blitzkrieg of May 1940,” Miltary Affairs, Oct. 1986, 190-199.
  • Baart, Theo and Ton Schaap, Building Site Enschede, A City Re-Creates Itself, Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2007.
  • Bakels, Floris B., Nacht und Nebel, Night and Fog, Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press, 1993.
  • Barendregt, Jaap, The Dutch Money Purge, The Monetary Consequences of German Occupation and Their Redress after Liberation, 1940-1952, Amsterdam: Thesis Publishers, 1993.
  • Barnouw, Adriaan, The Dutch, A Portrait Study of the People of Holland, New York: Columbia University Press, 1940.
  • Baron, Sid, The Way It Was, Growing up in Wartime Holland, Bellingham, WA: Exxel Publishing Co., 2007.
  • Bishop, Chris, Hitler’s Foreign Divisions, Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen SS 1940-1945, London: Amber Books, 2005.
  • Bijvoet, Tom (ed.), Invasion, Penticton, B.C., Canada: Mokeham Publishing Inc., 2012.
  • Bijvoet, Tom (ed.), Witnessing the Holocaust, Penticton, B.C., Canada: Mokeham Publishing Inc., 2012.
  • Bijvoet, Tom (ed.), Under Nazi Rule, Penticton, B.C., Canada: Mokeham Publishing Inc., 2012.
  • Blaauwgeers, Herma-Jozé, Freedom is Not Free, Bunnik: de Keukenla, 2004.  (About the author’s marechaussee father.  See also: Underground Resistance 1940-1945 in the municipality Lichtenvoorde (Vereniging voor Oudheidkunde Lichtenvoorde):
  • Blanken, I.J., Geschiedenis van Philips Electronics N.V., Deel IV (1935-1950), Onder Duits Beheer, Zaltbommel: Europese Bibliotheek, 1997.
  • Bloemhof, J.L., Amersfoort ’40-’45, Amersfoort: Uitgeverij Bekking Amersfoort, 2005.
  • Blom, J.C.H., R.G. Fuks-Mansfeld, and I. Schoffer, eds., The History of the Jews in the Netherlands, Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2007.
  • Boas, H.J., Religious Resistance in Holland, London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1945.
  • Bolinger, Bruce, “By Trial and Error: The Experience of a Dutch Escape Line in the Second World War,” Swierenga, Robert P., Nella Kennedy, and Lisa Zykstra (eds.), Dutch Americans and War: United States and Abroad, Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2014.  Papers from the 19th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, Central College, Pella, Iowa, 6-8 June 2013.
  • Boolen, J.J. and Dr. J.C. Van Der Does, Five Years of Occupation, The Resistance of the Dutch Against Hitler-Terrorism and Nazi-Robbery, Printed on the Secret Press of David, 1945 (?).
  • Burgers, Jan, Of Decency and Death: A Story of the Netherlands in World War II, Kindle Book by Jan Burgers, 2017.
  • Bozuwa, Titia, In the Shadow of the Cathedral, Growing Up in Holland During World War II, Sanbornville, N.H.: Triple Tulip Press, 2004.
  • Braber, Ben, This Cannot Happen Here, Integration and Jewish Resistance in the Netherlands, 1940-1945, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013.  This is No. 6 in Studies of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide
  • Braber, Ben, Zelfs als wij zullen verliezen, Joden in verzet en illegaliteit in Nederland, 1940-1945, Amsterdam, Uitgeverij Balans, 1990.
  • Brok, Ed, Piloten Escapeline Goirle, 1942-1944, Goirle: Goerles Belang, 1982.  Be cautious in using this because of possible errors.
  • Brongers, Lt. Col. E.H., The Battle for the Hague – 1940, unpublished MSS, translation by CCW van Romdt Vis.
  • Brounstein, Marty, Two Among the Righteous Few, A Story of Courage in the Holocaust, Mustang, OK: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, 2011.
  • Buiter, Adriaan, Portret van Enschede, Enschede: Twentse-Gelderse Uitgeverij,1975.
  • Buitkamp, Dr. J., Verzet in West-Brabant, Van de L.O./L.K.P. en Trouw, Deel 1, Breda, The Netherlands: Generaal Maczek Museum, 1984.
  • Buitkamp, Dr. J., Verzet in West-Brabant, De Orde Dienst (O.D.), Deel 3, Breda, The Netherlands: Generaal Maczek Museum, 1984 or later.
  • Buitkamp, Dr. J., Verzet in West-Brabant en Zeeland, O.D. & L.O./L.K.P., Deel 4, Breda, The Netherlands: Generaal Maczek Museum, 1984 or later.
  • Burgett, Donald R., The Road to Arnhem, A Screaming Eagle in Holland, Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1999.
  • Cammaert, A.P.M., Het Verborgen Front, Leewarden/Mechelen: Eisma B.V., 1994, Deel 1 and Deel 2.
  • Carse, Robert, The Unconquered, Europe Fights Back, New York: National Travel Club, 1942.  (Separate chapters on nine countries.)
  • Caspers, Elsa, To Save a Life, Memoirs of a Dutch Resistance Courier, London: Deirdre McDonald Books, 1995.
  • Caspers, Loek, Vechten voor vrijheid, Oorlog en verzet op de Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren, 2007.  
  • Clark, G.N., Holland and the War, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1941.
  • Comite Méér Veldhoven (Jan van den Boom, Ton van den Hurk, and Louis Schats), Veldhoven-Dorp in Oorlogstijd, Veldhoven: Buro DV te Veldhoven, 2014.
  • De Beus, Tomorrow at Dawn, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1980.
  • DeBont, Piet and Jef van Gils, Gerrit Kobes, Piet Wiercx, and Ben Loonen, Goirle 1940-1945, Een grensdorp bedreigd, bezet en bevrijd, Goirle, The Netherlands, 1994.
  • De Graaf, Bob, “New Perspectives on the Second World War in Dutch Hstoriography,” Kirsner, Robert S. (ed.), The Low Countries and Beyond, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1993.
  • De Graaff, Bob, Stepping Stones to Freedom, Help to Allied Airmen in The Netherlands During World War II, Amsterdam: Geert van der Meulen, 2003.  (This is the English translation of De Graaff, Bob, Schakels naar de vrijheid, Pilotenhulp in Nederlands tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog, ‘s-Gravenhage: Sdu Uitgeverij Koninginnegracht, 1995.)
  • De Jonk, Dr. L., Het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in de Tweede Wereldoorlog, Deel 2, Neutraal, ‘s-Gravenhage: Staatsuitgeverij, 1969.
  • De Jong, L., Holland Fights the Nazis, London: Lindsay Drummond, 1941 (?).
  • De Jong, L. and Stoppelman, Joseph W., The Lion Rampant, The Story of Holland’s Resistance to the Nazis, New York: Querido, 1943.
  • De Jong, Louis, The Netherlands and Nazi Germany, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990.
  • Dekkers, C.A. and J.M. van Kasbergen, Oranje Marechaussee, Naarden: Uitgeverij Lunet, 1987.
  • De Korte, Samuel, Tragedy & Betrayal in the Dutch Resistance, Philadelphia: Pen and Sword Military, 2020.
  • De Meersman, Maria, Spionne in het derde rijk, Leuven: Uitgeverij Van Halewyck, 2004.
  • De Vries, Anne, De illegale werker, Kampen: Uitgeversmij j.h. kok n.v. Kampen, 1962.
  • De Vries, Anne, Journey Through the Night, Pella, Iowa: Inheritance Publications, 2001.  Originally published as Reis Door de Nacht.  Includes Books  I, II, II, and IV.
  • De Zeeuw, Dick with Petra Pronk, Schrijven op marmer, Lessen uit Dora, Uitgeverij Ten Have, 2008.
  • Dolph, Harry A., An American Airman’s Eight Months with the Dutch Underground, Austin: Eakin Press, 1991.
  • Doorman, P.L.G., Military Operations of the Dutch Army, 10-17th May 1940, West Midlands, England: Helion & Co., 2005.
  • Eman, Diet and James Schaap, Things We Couldn’t Say, Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1994.
  • Evans, Mandy R., Lest We Forget, Berrien Springs, Mich.: Andrews University Press, 1991.
  • Ferrari, Victor J., Interview May 28, 1991, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, National Archives and Records Administration.
  • Flim, Bert-Jan, Saving the Children: History of the Organized Effort to Rescue Jewish Children in the Netherlands, 1942-1945, Bethesda:CDL Press, 2005.
  • Foot, M.R.D., Holland at War Against Hitler, Anglo-Dutch Relations, 1940-45, London: Frank Cass, 1990.
  • Foot, M.R.D., SOE in the Low Countries, London: St. Ermin’s Press, 2001.
  • Friedhoff, Herman, Requiem for the Resistance: The Civilian Struggle Against Nazism in Holland and Germany, London: Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd.,1988.
  • Friedländer, Saul, Nazi Germany and the Jews, Vol. 2, The Years of Extermination, 1939-1945, New York: Harper Perennial, 2008.
  • Fuegner, Richard S., Dawn of Courage, Dutch Resistance to the German Occupation of Holland 1940-1945, Minneapolis: Mori Studio, 2008.
  • Fuykschot, Cornelia, Hunger in Holland, Life During the Nazi Occupation, Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 1995.
  • Ganier, Raymond, Philippe, The Tangled Web, New York: Pantheon Books, 1968.
  • Gedenkboekcommissie, Het Grote Gebod, Gedenkboek Van Het Verzet in LO en LKP, vols. I and II, Kampen: Uitgeversmaatschappij J.H. Kok, 1979.
  • Gerritsen, F. and G.A. Gerritsen, Over de Grens, Arnhem, 2004. ( About the marechaussee Geert Gerritsen in Baarle-Nassau.)
  • Govers, Frans, Pyama House, Ontdekkingsreis door het uitgebreide netwerk van de pilotenhulp tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog: 1943-1944, Kempen: Kempen Druk Hapert, 1992.
  • Graef, Robert, Bicycling to Amersfoort, A World War II Memoir, Jan Makkreel’s Story, New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2005.
  • Hanson, S.E., Underground Out of Holland, London: Ian Allan Ltd., 1977.
  • Harinck, George, “The Reception of the Liberation of 1944 in Christian Reformed Circles, 1944-1946,” 1990 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS), Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa:
  • Hazelhoff, Erik, Soldier of Orange, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1972.
  • Heaps, Leo, The Evaders, The story of the most amazing mass escape of World War II, Annapolis: Bluejacket Books, Naval Institute Press, 1976.  (Concerns Arnhem.)
  • Heppner, Max Amichai, I Live in a Chickenhouse, Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2007.
  • Hesdorffer, Heinz, Twelve Years of Nazi Terror, Pittsburg, PA: RoseDog Books, 2008.
  • Hilbrink, Coen, De illegalen, Illegaliteit in Twente & het aangrenzende Salland 1940-1945, The Hague: SDU Uitgeverij, 1989.
  • Hirschfeld, Gerhard, Nazi Rule and Dutch Collaboration, The Netherlands Under German Occupation 1940-1945, New York: Berg Publishers, 1988.
  • Hitchcock, William I., The Bitter Road to Freedom, A New History of the Liberation of Europe, New York: Free Press, 2008.  See in particular chapter 3, “Hunger: The Netherlands and the Politics of Food.”
  • Hofker, Els, Vrouw in Verzet, Miet Pauw en de bezetting in Baarle, Baarle-Nassau: Em. de Jong BV, 1989.
  • Homan, Gerlof, “Recruitment of Dutch Nationals in the United States for the Netherlands Armed Forces in the Second World War,” 1990 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS), Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa:
  • Homan, Gerlof D., “‘Patriotic’ Traitors: Dutch National Socialists in Peace and War,” 1990 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS), Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa:
  • Hopman, Bert, “Democracy or Dictatorship: An American reaction to the developments in The Netherlands between 1935 and 1945,” 1990 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS), Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa:
  • Horn, Michiel, “The Canadian Army and the Liberated Netherlands,” 1990 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS), Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa:
  • Ippisch, Hanneken, Sky, A True Story of Courage During World War II, no place of publication: Troll Communications, 1996.
  • Israel, Jonathan and Reinier Salverda, Dutch Jewry, Its History and Secular Culture (1500-2000), London: Brill, 2002.
  • Jackson, Robert, Bomber! Famous Bomber Missions of World War II, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1980.  (Chapter on bombing of Rotterdam.)
  • Janse, Frans, Tilburg 1940-1945, Jaren van verduistering, Tilburg: Boekhandel Gianotten B.V., 1984.
  • Jansen, J. De Marechaussee in de Bezettingstijd, Buren, The Netherlands: Marechaussee Museum, 2000.  Museumbrochure nr. 15.
  • Jewish Dutch History, Including: History of the Netherlands (1939-1945), Die Kuranten, Chuts, History of the Jews in the Netherlands, February Strike, Jodensavanne, Sephardic Jews in the Netherlands, Jewish Maastricht, Jewish Eindhoven, Jewish Tilburg,  Hephaestus Books.  No date or place of publication.  Each chapter reproduces a separate Wikipedia article.
  • Jonker, Jacob, De Marechaussee en de Pilotenlijnen, Buren, The Netherlands: Marechaussee Museum, 2005, Museumbrochure nr. 26.
  • Keilson, Hans, Comedy in a Minor Key, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.  (Originally published in 1947 by Querido Verlag N.V., Amsterdam  as Komödie in Moll.)  A novel.
  • Kent, Henry and Karen, A Slice of Life, A Journey of Escape and Finding Meaning, 2013 Henry Kent.
  • Knoppers, Nicholas B., “Many Little Sparrows Fell from the Rooftops,” 1990 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS), Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa:
  • Kokhuis, G.J.I., Historie van Enschede, Hengelo: Twents-Gelderse Uitgeverij, 1984.
  • Konings, Giel, Mijn Verhaal, Esch 1940-1948, 2001.
  • Lagrou, Pieter, The Legacy of Nazi Occupation, Patriotic Memory and National Recovery in Western Europe, 1945-1965, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Landheer, Bartholomew (ed.), The Netherlands, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1943.
  • Lammert, Huizing and Jan Braker, Hoogeveen 1940-1945, Hoogeveen: Historische Kring Hoogeveen, 1999.
  • Lemke, Johanna M.W.F., Enemy Under Our Roof, A Childhood Memoir from the Nazi-Occupied Netherlands 1940-1945, Victoria, B.C.: FriesenPress, 2020.
  • Lems, William, Red #7484, A Personal History of World War II, unpublished manuscript, 1993.
  • Littlejohn, David, Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, Vol. 2, Belgium, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, and Spain, San Jose, CA: R. James Bender Publising, 1981.
  • Littlejohn, David, The Patriotic Traitors, the History of Collaboration in German-Occupied Europe, 1940-45, Vol. II, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., 1972.
  • Loffeld, Ed, Kempisch Baarle, Baarle-Hertog-Nassau: Uitg. Streek vvv Noorderkempen, 1979.
  • Lozowick, Yaacov, Hitler’s Bureaucrats, The Nazi Security Police and the Banality Of Evil, NY: Continuum, 2002.
  • Lynn, Vera, Unsung Heroines: The Women who Won the War, London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1990.  (Nel Lind and Joke Folmer of the Fiat Libertas escape line are interviewed.)
  • Maass, Walter B., The Netherlands at War: 1940-1945, New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1970.
  • Marks, Leo, Between Silk and Cyanide, A Codemaker’s War, 1941-1945, New York: Touchstone Book, 2000.
  • Marseille-Smit, Janine, Een Vlectwerk van Lijnen,  The Hague: Janine Marseille-Smit, 2007.  (The author is the sister of Karst Smit.  The book is about Karst and his brother Romke.)
  • Martens, Allard and Dunlop, Daphne, The Silent War: Glimpses of the Dutch Underground and Views on the Battle of Arnhem, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1966.
  • Mason, Henry L., The Purge of Dutch Quislings, Emergency Justice in the Netherlands, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1952.
  • Mason, Henry L., “War Comes to the Netherlands,” Political Science Quarterly, vol. 78, no. 4, 548-580.
  • Meerloo, A.M., Total War and the Human Mind, no place of publication: International Universities Press, Inc. 1945.
  • Meeuwisse, Huub, Na zestig jaar nol als de dag van gisteren, Esbeek: Werkgroep Heemkunde Esbeek, 2006.   (Memoirs of Marechaussee Huub Meeuwisse, member of the Smit-van der Heijden Line.)
  • Merrett, G.A. van Dam, Memorabilia, unpublished memoirs, n.d.
  • Meulendijks, Els, Helden-Verleden Blijmoedig Gedragen, Mies Boissevain-van Lennep (1896-1965), Gouda: Het Zuidhollands Verzetsmuseum, 1994.
  • Michman, Joseph (ed.), Dutch Jewish History.  Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium on the History of the Jews in the Netherlands, 7-10 December 1986, Tel-Aviv–Jerusalem, 1986, The Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Van Gorcum, Assen/Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1989.
  • Michman, Jozeph (ed.), Dutch Jewish History.  Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on the History of the Jews in the Netherlands, Jerusalem, Nov. 25-28, 1991.  Vol. III.  Jerusalem: The Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Hebrew Universityh of Jerusalem, Van Gorcum, Assn/Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1993.
  • Michman, Jozeph and Tirtsah Levie (ed.), Dutch Jewish History.  Proceedings of the Symposium on the History of the Jews in the Netherlands, Nov. 28-Dec. 3, 1982, Tel Aviv-Jerusalem.  Jerusalem: Tel-Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, 1984.
  • Michman, Dan and Bert Jan Flim (eds.), The Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations, Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust, The Netherlands, Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2004.
  • Moore, Bob, Refugees from Nazi Germany in the Netherlands, 1933-1940, Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1986.
  • Moore, Bob, Survivors: Jewish Self-Help and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied Western Europe, New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Moore, Bob, Victims & Survivors, The Nazi Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands 1940-1945, London: Arnold, 1997.
  • Muñoz, Antonio J., Hitler’s Green Army, The German Order Police and Their European Auxiliaries, Vol. 1, Western Europe and Scandinavia, New York: Europa Books, 2005.
  • Naeije, Jan, Niet klagen en niet versagen,, 2014.
  • Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, Eindpunt of tussenstation, Vught: Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, 2002.
  • Netherlands Information Bureau, A Nation at War, New York: Netherlands Information Bureau,  ca. 1943.
  • Netherlands Information Bureau, Geographical Digest of The Netherlands, New York, Netherlands Information Bureau, ca. 1943 or 1944.
  • Netherlands Information Bureau, Holland Carries On, New York: Netherlands Information Bureau, ca. 1941-1944.
  • Netherlands Information Bureau, Holland its Land and People, New York: Netherlands Information Bureau, ca. 1950.
  • Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, Op Hoog Bevel van Elders, Kinderen en het Kamp Vught, 1943-1949, Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, 1995.
  • Nicholas, Lynn, The Rape of Europa, the Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War, New York: Vintage Books, 1995.
  • Norel, K, Anne de Vries, Frits de Zwerver, et. al., Den Vijand Wederstaan, Verhalen van de Landelijke Organisatie voor Hulp aan Onderduikers en de Landlijke Knokploegen, Wageningen: N.V. Gebr. Zomer & Keuning’s Uitgeversmij., 1947.
  • Norel, K., Engeland Vaarders, Meppel: Uitgave A. Roelofs van Goor, 1945.  (Republished Den Haag/Antwerpen: Nederlandse Boekenclub, Uitgeversmaatschappij Deltos Elsevier, 1972.)
  • Olof, Theo, Daar Sta Je Dan, Den Haag: Bert Bakker/Daamen N.V., n.d.
  • Olof, Theo, Flarden, Autobiografie, Baarn: Uitgeverij de Prom, 2000.
  • Op den Velde, Wybrand, Ellen Frey-Wouters, and Henk E. Pelser, “The Price of Heroism: Veterans of the Dutch Resistance to the Nazi Occupation of Holland,” Holocaust and Genocide Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, winter, 1994, pp. 335-348.
  • Pelser, Henk E., Henk’s War, A Memoir of the Dutch Underground, London: Portell Production, 2006.  (Originally published as Vluchtweg Zwitserland, Verhalen uit een ondergronds verleden, Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Bert Bakker, 1996.)
  • Pereira, Capt. J., A Distant Drum, Aldershot: Gale & Polden Ltd., 1948.  (Has chapters on liberation of Belgium and Netherlands.)
  • Phillips, Norman, Holland and the Canadians, Amsterdam: Contact Publishing Co., no date (late 1945?).
  • Piekalkiewicz, Janusz, Secret Agents, Spies and Saboteurs, New York: William Morrow & Co., 1973.
  • Pinto, Oreste, Spy-catcher, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952.
  • Poels, Bert, Vriend en Vijand, n.d. or publication.  About the group Zwarte Plak of America (near Horst Meternik) and airmen they helped.  Contains list of airmen and some English language notes.
  • Pohl Perry, Sigrid, “The Secret Voice: Clandestine Fine Printing in the Netherlands, 1940-1945,” Jonathan Rose (ed.), The Holocaust and the Book, Destruction and Preservation, Amherst: University of Massachu- setts Press, 2001.
  • Posthumus, N.W., “The Netherlands During German Occupation,” The Annals, Philadelphia: American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 245, May 1946.
  • Presser, Dr. Jacob, Onderdang.  De vervolging en verdelging van het nederlandse Jodendom 1940-1945, Eerste deel and Tweede deel, ‘s-Gravenhage: Staatsuitgeverij Martinu Nijhoff, 1965.  (This is the Dutch original of the English language edition, which follows.)
  • Presser, Dr. Jacob, The Destruction of the Dutch Jews, NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1969.
  • Regenhardt, J.W., Het Gemaskerde Leven Van Eduard Veterman, Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Balans, 1990.
  • Ribbens, Kees, “Zullen wij nog terugkeeren….., De jodenvervolging in Amersfoort tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog, Amersfoort: Uitgeverij Bekking Amersfoort, 2002.
  • Rijnhout, Bart M., In Dienst van Hun Naaste, een stuk pilotenhulp in de tweede wereldoorlog, Rotterdam: Wyt Uitgevers, 1980.
  • Rings, Werner, Life with the Enemy, Collaboration and Resistance in Hitler’s Europe 1939-1945, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., 1982.
  • Roegholt, Richter, De Geschiedenis van de Bezige bij 1942-1972, Amsterdam: Uitgeverij de Bezige bij Amsterdam, 1972.
  • Roosenburg, Henriette, The Walls Came Tumbling Down, Pleasantville, New York: Akadine Press, 2000 (originally published in 1957).
  • Rosenkrantz, Phil, Letters from Uncle Dave, The 73-Year Journey to Find a Missing-in-Action World War II Paratrooper,, 2017.  The author does an amazing job of research leading to the recovery of his uncle’s remains in The Netherlands.
  • Ross, Tomas, King Kong, Amsterdam: Cargo, De Bezige Bij, 2006.  (Novel about King Kong.)
  • Rubens Margulis, Dolorosa, Rubens Sunday Child, (no place of publication or publisher, 2013).  Novel.
  • Ryan, Cornelius, A Bridge Too Far, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974.
  • Sanders, P., Het Nationaal Steun Fonds, Bijdrage tot de Geschiedenis van de Financiering van het Verzet, 1941-1945, ‘s-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1960.
  • Schenkel, Marjolein J., De Twentse Paradox, De lotgevallen van de joodse bevolking van Hengelo en Enschede tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog, Zutphen: WalburgPers, 2003.
  • Schöffer, I., “The Jews in the Netherlands: The Position of a Minority Through Three Centuries,” Studia Rosenthaliana, XV, 1 (March 1981).
  • Schouw, Theo, Jan Naaijkens, Een Leven in Brabant, Tilburg: Gianotten Drukkerij, 2005.
  • Schreurs, J.J.M.H., My Country in Trouble, San Mateo, Calif.: Western Book Journal Press, 1976.
  • Schreurs, J.J.M.H., Will to Resist, A, San Mateo, Calif.: Western Book Journal Press, 1988.
  • Schwegman, Marjan, Het Stille Verzet, Vrouwen in Illegale Organisaties, Nederland 1940-1945, Doctoraalscriptie Vakgroep Nieuwe en Theoretische geschiedenis Historisch Seminarium van de Universiteit van Amsterdam.  ASVA/SUA-scriptiereeks nummer 2, 1980.
  • Sikkers, Leo, Van Onderdrukking tot Redding, De Tweede Wereldoorlog tussen Afwateringskanaal en Maas, Uitgeverij Elles, 2002.  Two volumes.
  • Silten, R. Gabriele S., Between Two Worlds, Autobiography of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust, Santa Barbara, CA: Fithian Press, 1995.
  • Silten, R. Gabriele S., Is the War Over?, Postwar Years of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust, McKinleyville, CA: Fithian Press, 2004.
  • Simonson, Willy, A Dutch Girl Named Willy, no place of publication: Willy Simonson, 2010.
  • Smeets, J.P.E.G., Korps Politietroepen, 1919-1940, Buren: Marechaussee Museum, 1993.
  • Smits, A.A.M., Moergestel 1940-1944 Oorlog en Bevrijding, Baarle-Nassau: Em. De Jong B.V., 1994.
  • Somer, Dr. J.M., Zij Sprongen in de Nacht, De Nederlandse Inlichtingendienst te Londen in de Jaren 1943-1945, Assen: Van Gorcum & Comp., 1950.
  • Sonnemans, G. Jr. (ed.), Vluchtverhalen, Jubileumboek van de Nederlandse Vereniging van Allied Aircrew Helpers, Boxmeer, 1995.
  • Stein, André, Quiet Heroes, True Stories of the Rescue of Jews by Christians in Nazi-Occupied Holland, New York: New York University Press, 1988.
  • Stichting Oald Hengel, Naar Engeland, Bijzondere oorlogsjaren van negen Hengeloërs, Hengelo: Stichting Oald Hengel, 2010.
  • Storytelling Pictures, The Reckoning, Remembering the Dutch Resistance, no location: Cornerstone University, 2006.  (DVD)100.
  • Stoutenbeek, Jan and Vigeveno, Paul, A Guide to Jewish Amsterdam, Weesp: De Haan, 1985.
  • Strabolgi, Lord, The Campaign in the Low Countres, London: Hutchinson & Co., n.d.
  • Sysling, Teade, A Boy from Amsterdam, Arvada, Colorado: Teade Sysling, 2012.
  • Tamminga, Louis M., “The Untimeliness of the Second World War,” 1990 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS), Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa:
  • Tilburg in de Oorlogsjaren, 1940-1945, no author or publisher, undated.
  • Thomas, Nigel, Hitler’s Blitzkrieg Enemies 1940, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands & Belgium, Oxford: Osprey Publishing 2014.
  • U.S. Army Services Manual, The Netherlands(Sec. 1, Geographical and Social Background, Sec. 13, Public Health and Sanitation, Sec. 9, Labor), 1943 and 1944.
  • Van Arragon Hutten, Anne (ed.), Resisting Nazi Occupation, Penticton, B.C., Canada: Mokeham Publishing, 2012.
  • Van Ballegoijen de Jong, J.P.A., Man en Paard, Het ruiterlijke leven van Charles Pahud de Mortanges, Meppel, The Netherlands: Boom en Taconis, 1983.
  • Van Beek, Flory A., Flory, A Miraculous Story of Survival, NY: HarperOne, 2008.
  • Van Belle, Harry A., “The Impact of WWII on the Reformed Dutch in The Netherlands and Canada: A Comparison,” 1990 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS), Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa:
  • Van den Eijnde, Jeroen, Vught in de Tweede Wereldoorlog, Vught: Boekhandel Brabant, 1994.
  • Van Berkum, S.E., Het Verzet in Schijndel Tijdens de Duitse Bezetting, Schijndel: Uitgave van Heemkundevereniging Schijndel, 2012.
  • Van den Nieuwendijk, Rob, Amerikanen Ondergronds, de ontspapping van een Amerikaanse vliegtuigbemanning in de hongerwinter van 1944/1945 uit bezet Nederland, Noordwijk: Buijze Boek, 1995.
  • Van der Bat, Kathleen, Kathleen’s War, An Englishwoman Relives the Nazi Occupation of Holland, London: DFJ Books, 2011.
  • Van der Heide, Dirk, My Sister and I, The Diary of a Dutch Boy Refugee, New York: Harcort, Brace & Co., 1941.
  • Van der Kop, Hans, The Flying Dutchman, An exciting true story of war in the air, Wellingborough, England: Patrick Stephens, Ltd., 1985.
  • Van der Linden, Peter, Kampina Airborne, Airborne evaders of the Kampina Forest, Boxtel: Heemkundekring Boxtel, 2013.  (Also published in Dutch.)
  • Vanderstok, Bob, War Pilot of Orange, Missoula, Montana: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1987.
  • Van der Veer, Willem, In Het Hol Van de Leeuw, Buren: Marechaussee Museum, 2005.
  • van der Wilk, Emile, Ed. de Nève, schrijver, journalist, verzetsman, 1889-1961, Tilburg: Uitgeverij De Schaduw, 1989.
  • Van der Zee, Henri A., The Hunger Winter: Occupied Holland, 1944-1945, Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
  • Van Dillen Clinton, Babes, Our Secret Code, Give Terry a Bow, a True Story of Nazi Occupied Holland, San Mateo: Blue Tulip Press, 1986.
  • Van Driel, Bert, Partisans in the Biesbosch, A Tale of Dutch Resistance During World War II, Melbourne: Chandos DI Bookshop, 1988.
  • Van Galen Last, Dick, “The Netherlands” chapter in Bob Moore’s Resistance in Europe, New York: Berg, 2000.
  • Van Gent, Luc, Ooggetuigen in Het Licht Van, Verhalen van Bosschenaren en Anderen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch: Boekhandel Adr. Heinen’s, 1999.
  • Van Kemenade, Kes, Hilvarenbeek 1940-1945, Hapert: Drukkerij-Uitgeverij De Kempen BV., 1983.
  • Van Kleffens, E.N., Juggernaut Over Holland, The Dutch Foreign Minister’s Personal Story of the Invasion of the Netherlands, NY: Columbia University Press, 1941.
  • Van Liempt, Ad, Hitler’s Bounty Hunters, The Betrayal of the Jews, New York: Berg, 2005.
  • Van Remmerden, Hendrik, In the Shadow of the Swastika, The Double Life of a Resistance Leader in World War II Occupied Holland, as told to Hal Netten, Boise, ID: LithoCraft, Inc., 1996.
  • Van Zuylen, L.F., De joodse gemeenschap te enschede, 1930-1945, Hengelo: Twents-Gelderse Uitgeverij Witkam, 1983.
  • Velmans, Edith, Edith’s Story, Van Horton Books, 2014.
  • Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, The DutchResistanceMuseum, Amsterdam: Verzetsmuseum 2000.
  • Veterman, Eduard Necker, Keizersgracht 763, Een blauwboek door Eduard Necker Veterman, Amsterdam: Republiek der Letteren, 1946.
  • Visser, Frank, De Bezetter Bespied, De Nederlandse Geheime Inlichtingendienst in de Tweede Wereldoorlog, Zutphen: Thieme, 1983.
  • Visser, L., De straatnamen van Zeist, Ook straatnamen zijn monumenten, Zeist: Van de Poll – Stichting Zeist, 1978.  (Lists street named after Willem Schmidt but no photo.  That may be in the 1988 edition.)
  • Wachsman, Z.H., Trail Blazers for Invasion, NY: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.,1942.
  • Wajikra, Ben, Tales from the Milestone, My Life Before and During 1940-1945, New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2003.
  • War Department, Military Intelligence Division, “Major Military Operations in the German Invasion of Holland,” Special Bulletin No. 10, Aug. 19, 1940, G-2/2657-231.
  • Warmbrunn, Werner, The Dutch Under German Occupation, 1940-1945, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1963.
  • Wasserstein, Bernard, On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.  (Contains a significant amount on the Jews in The Netherlands.)
  • Weber, E.P., Gedenkboek van het “Oranjehotel,” Amstelveen: Studio Pieter Mulier, 1982.  For information on accessing this book’s information on the Internet, click here.
  • Weller, Frederik, Always Courage, Baltimore, Md.: Noble House, 1999. (About Resistance in Den Bosch.)
  • Wilhelmina, H.R.H., Princess of The Netherlands, Lonely But Not Alone, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1960.
  • Winkelman, Dr. P.H., Heusden Geteisterd en Bevrijd, ‘s-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1950.
  • Wolf, Diane L., Beyond Anne Frank, Hidden Children and Postwar Families in Holland, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
  • Wolters, Syrt, The Hidden Family Upstairs, Victoria, B.C.: Springboard Publishing Co., 1995.  (Enschede family that hid a Jewish family.)
  • Woodruff, John H., Relations Between the Netherlands Government-in Exile And Occupied Holland During World War II, Boston: Boston University Press, 1964
  • Yad Vashem, Rescue Attempts During the Holocaust, Proceedings of the Second Yad Vashem International Conference, Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1977.

4 responses to “Netherlands

  1. Yolanda Grace vander Puyl- Silva

    Can you help me find two books written by members of my papas teeam in the Amsterdam Underground. His name is BARTHOLOMEUS “DA GEK” vander Puyl. Papa told me stories sice I was 8. Friends verified the stories papa told. I started writing a book with every storypapa told me. Would love to honor a wonerful man

    • Dear Ms. Van der Puyl-Silva,

      I have no direct knowledge of your father’s Resistance activity. However, I have the following suggestions:

      1. Check the newspaper collection (Knipsels collectie) at the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) for your father and any of his associates. See I didn’t find any newspaper clipping for him but there might be some for one or more of his associates.

      2. Write the director of NIOD and request that their archivists search their other files for anything on your father. There are likely to be other files at NIOD that are not available on the Internet that may be of help. In addition, they are likely to have suggestions for you of other sources to check.

      3. Check Internet used book searches for the names of your father’s team who wrote the two books. I use but there may be others that are better suited to finding Dutch books. Lately I have been in touch with Erwin-Antiquariaat at about books on another member of the Resistance. Mr. Erwin Bastiaans at ERWIN may be able to help you if you give him the names of the other members of your father’s team.

      4. If your father or members of his team served in the Dutch Army during the German invasion, there will be files on them at the Ministry of Defense, Their files may contain postwar correspondence on their Resistance activities. You will need to specify that you want copies of any correspondence in their files, not just a summary of their military service.

      5. If your father or members of his team were arrested for their Resistance activities and sent to concentration camps, etc., the Dutch Red Cross may have files on them. Contact them at Also, the International Tracing Service can provide copies of their concentration camp records. Contact them at

      6. Since they were active in Amsterdam, the Amsterdam city archives may have information on them. See They probably will be able to suggest other sources as well.

      7. The National Library of the Netherlands at should be able to tell whether it or other Dutch libraries carry the books by your father’s associates. Another source might be the Digital Library of Dutch Literature at

      8. I would also check with the Dutch Resistance Museum at

      I am posting your query and my response on my website in case others see it and want to offer their suggestions.

      Best wishes,
      Bruce Bolinger

  2. HI
    I am being told stories of my Dutch relatives and met with my Dutch great grandfather when I was a small child.
    He was called Antonius Jansen based in The Hague said to be involved in the Dutch Resistance, he was married to a German lady. Antonius had three children from his first marriage, his son was in the Dutch navy on submarines Swordfish and Nautilus. His daughter Dien also known as Diana was reported to work with the resistance. I don’t know any more than that so it is a little like a needle in a haystack. I have been told that Dien and Antonius used to smuggle and assist people escape and with having a German wife was a good cover for their activities. Any information or where to start would be appreciated, many thanks

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