NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, established in 1945, is the principal center for information and research of the Netherlands in the Second World War, including the Dutch East Indies. Several years ago the Institute broadened its scope and reformulated its research area as the history of both world wars in their contemporary-historical context, including their long-term social effects. The NIOD houses the archives of the German occupation of the Netherlands and the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, as well as large collections of illegal newspapers and pamphlets, posters and photographs, books and articles. NIOD focuses on the collection and conservation of the archives and collections pertaining to the Second World War and making them accessible. It conducts scholarly research, publishes the results and provides information to government institutions and private individuals.