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Our Polish Neighbours

Joke van Grootheest, jvgrootheest [at] museon.nl

2 April 2012 - 10 November 2012
  • Exhibition

You come across Polish people everywhere in the Netherlands: not just in horticulture, glasshouse construction and the building industry, but also in universities, commerce and the art world. This exhibition is all about these people and their history. Poles have been coming to the Netherlands ever since the early twentieth century. First to work in the mines in Limburg. After World War II, many of the Poles who helped to liberate the Netherlands stayed on. During the Communist period, many Poles sought refuge here and these days the glasshouses in the Westland provide work for thousands.

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  • history
  • migration

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