The Apeldoornsche Bosch Foundation
The Apeldoornsche Bosch Foundation initiates and facilitates the sharing of information and knowledge about themes that contribute to an inclusive society. The foundation strives for greater knowledge about Het Apeldoornsche Bosch and does so with emphasis on younger generations.
Stichting Apeldoornsche Bosch (The Apeldoornsche Bosch Foundation) is connected to the former site and history of the Jewish psychiatric institution of the same name, which was abruptly raided and cleared by the German occupiers in January 1943. The Stichting brings this story to the attention of the public in different ways and through various activities, inviting people to reflect and enter into dialogue about antisemitism, racism and discrimination in the past and the present.
Stichting Apeldoornsche Bosch is an independent organisation that wants to contribute to an open and pluriform society that excludes no one. Solidarity, respect, tolerance and understanding are important ingredients that can be used to achieve this together. Memorial Centre Apeldoornsche Bosch is a permanent place where stories of, about and from Het Apeldoornsche Bosch are told, and where themes like freedom or oppression, (un)safety, and being forced to flee are discussed. These concepts, and their meaning in both a historical and contemporary context are highlighted through a range of projects and forms of dialogue. With projects for and in collaboration with primary schools, secondary schools, and schools for intermediate and higher vocational education, the Memorial Centre is also expressly a place for children and adolescents. What we learn from history, and Het Apeldoornsche Bosch in particular, is the central question, which is constantly highlighted.