Dutch Prince Nazi history – level 1

12-10-2023 07:00

A historian finds a Nazi membership card of a Dutch prince. The card says that Prince Bernhard belongs to the NSDAP, Adolf Hitler’s party.

Prince Bernhard is born in 1911. He marries a Dutch royal lady in the 1930s. All his life, Bernhard says that he never belongs to NSDAP. He is only in their army.  This makes many people angry. Now, when there is this old card, some people want to look into the problem more. Some other documents say that Bernhard ends in NSDAP in 1936. At the same time, he becomes engaged to Princess Juliana. She becomes queen later.

The Dutch government knows about the card, but they do not want to check it.

Difficult words: historia (a person who studies things from the past), membership (when a person belongs to a group or party), engaged (a person who is going to get married).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think the Dutch government should do in regards to the card and Prince Bernhard?


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