Even today, interesting things from the Second World War resurface. When people move house, when a house is demolished or when an attic is cleared. These finds can range from a pile of letters, to photos, films, diaries, documents or objects. Don’t throw these documents away. NIOD welcomes donations of new material.

What can you do?

Do you have documents (diaries, photos, correspondence et cetera) from the War Years and are you considering donating them to NIOD? Send us a message through the contact form with a short description of the material and your contact details. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Don’t throw it away!

Through the Don’t throw it away! campaign NIOD, together with fifteen Dutch war and resistance museums and war memorial centres, seeks to preserve material from the Second World War owned by individuals and organisations in the Netherlands and the former Dutch East Indies.