Both on- and offline there are a number of sources available that give more insight into the history of Het Apeldoornsche Bosch and related topics. Please find a brief overview below.
Assisted living facility ’s Heeren Loo now occupies most of the site of Het Apeldoornsche Bosch. As you walk across the terrain, you can hear all about the history of Het Apeldoornsche Bosch. You do not have to be on the actual site to do this; you can download and listen to the mobile website (not an app) from any location.
Original moving images (some even in colour!) of Het Apeldoornsche Bosch in the 1930s, made by the Groningen-based filmmaker Maurits Levie.
This is the archive of the Apeldoornsche Bosch institution. It contains a lot of material about its organisation and administration, about the expansion over the years and about life at the institution. A large part of the archive has been scanned and includes photo albums, annual reports and staff passes. You can find the inventory of this archive, including the scans, here.
This documentary, made by Alex Bakker and Erik Willems, was commissioned by CODA. The film consists of a series of interviews with people who witnessed the raid on Het Apeldoornsche Bosch. Key questions include ‘What happened?’ and ‘How did this affect the various people in and around the institution?’ The documentary records the experiences of staff members but also focusses on the perspective of people who lived near the institution.
The collection of the Joods Historisch Museum includes various photos, documents, objects from and witness statements about Het Apeldoornsch Bosch. The Joods Cultureel Kwartier is also an important source of information about the life and the history of Jews in the Netherlands in a more general sense
This collection mainly contains material fromthe period after 1951, when the Apeldoornse Bosch site was used by GrootSchuylenburg, later ’s Heeren Loo / Groot Schuylenburg. It also includes photosand a number of documents and objects from the Apeldoornsche Bosch period.
Historical museum Apeldoorn staged a first exhibition about the history of Het Apeldoornsche Bosch in 1993. Since then, the museum has regularly focussed attention on Het Apeldoornsche Bosch in exhibitions and through its programming. Both the collections of CODA Archief and CODA Museum include photos of and objects from the institution. The Archief also contains the municipal population register of Apeldoorn. To get an impression of the collection, you can visit website Collectie Gelderland. The CODA Archief collections can be searched here.
A general overview of the various collections that include material linked to Het Apeldoornsche Bosch can be found on the Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen website.
Hanneke Oosterhof (1989).
Suzette Wyers, Als ik wil kan ik duiken ... Brieven van Claartje van Aals, verpleegster in de joods psychiatrische inrichting Het Apeldoornsche Bosch, 1940-1943 (1995)
Renate G. Fuks-Mansfeld and Armand Sunier (eds), Wie in tranen zaait... Geschiedenis van de joodse geestelijke gezondheidszorg in Nederland (1997)
B.W.de Vries, Remi. Portraitof a young Dutch Jew in the Holocaust (2003) (Appears to be out of print)
Martine Letterie, Hanna's reis (2012)
Jan Willem Regenhardt, Mischa's spel en de ondergang van de familie Hillesum (2012)
Hella de Jonge, Verlies niet de moed (2015)
Raymund Schütz and Guus Luijters, 'Het dossier van Het Apeldoornsche Bos', in: Guus Luijters, Raymond Schütz and Marten Jongman, De deportaties uit Nederland 1940-1945. Portretten uit de archieven (Nieuw Amsterdam : Amsterdam, 2017), pages 11-133. I could supply this book, if necessary.
De ontruiming van Het Apeldoornsche Bosch : 20-21 januari 1943 (Publication MemorialCentre Kamp Westerbork, 2014).