In the Hongerwinter, Dutch rail workers went on strike to stop the Germans, who punished them by putting a hold on all maritime transport. This cut off all their food and fuel. Many Dutch went to the countryside to trade with farmers, the Allied forces dropped food from the air, but many still starved to death. (This boy, Henkie, survived.)

The Hunger Winter. In the Hongerwinter, Dutch rail workers went on strike to…

Feeding soup to a child during the hongerwinter (Holland, 1944/45)

Lady feeding soup to a child during the hongerwinter (Holland, My relatives survived this.

1944 - 1945. Hunger trek by bike to the farmers north of Amsterdam, often the Wieringermeer, to buy/barter for food. More than 20,000 people lost their lives in Amsterdam and the western part of the Netherland during the winter of 1944-1945. Photo Cas Oorthuys. #amsterdam #worldwar2 #hongerwinter

1944 - Hunger trek with bike without tires to the farmers north of Amsterdam, often the Wieringermeer, to buy/barter for food. More than people lost their lives in Amsterdam and the western part of the Netherland during the winter of Photo Emmy Andriesse.

Op deze foto zie je de strijd met honger tijdens de oorlog. Het vliegtuig laat eten vallen en aan de zwaaiende rennende mensen kun je zien dat ze opgelucht en blij zijn.

During the Dutch "Hongerwinter" of some relief was provided by food droppings by allied bombers loaded with food donations from the Swedes. For many it was too late.

1944 - 1945. Two citizens of Amsterdam transporting firewood during the hongerwinter. During the Winter of 1944-1945, Dutch rail workers went on strike to stop the Germans, who then punished them by putting a hold on all maritime transport. This cut off all food and fuel delivery. More than 20,000 people lost their lives in Amsterdam and the western part of the Netherlands during the winter of 1944-1945. #amsterdam #worldwar2 #hongerwinter

1944 - 1945. Two citizens of Amsterdam transporting firewood during the hongerwinter. During the Winter of 1944-1945, Dutch rail workers went on strike to stop the Germans, who then punished them by putting a hold on all maritime transport. This cut off all food and fuel delivery. More than 20,000 people lost their lives in Amsterdam and the western part of the Netherlands during the winter of 1944-1945. #amsterdam #worldwar2 #hongerwinter

1944 - 1945. Men with hand carts full of food on a country road near Amsterdam. During the Winter of 1944-1945 Dutch rail workers went on strike to stop the Germans, who then punished them by putting a hold on all maritime transport. This cut off all food and fuel delivery. More than 20,000 people lost their lives in Amsterdam and the western part of the Netherlands during the winter of 1944-1945. Photo Boris Kowadlo #amsterdam #wordwar2

1944 - 1945. Men with hand carts full of food on a country road near Amsterdam. During the Winter of 1944-1945 Dutch rail workers went on strike to stop the Germans, who then punished them by putting a hold on all maritime transport. This cut off all food and fuel delivery. More than 20,000 people lost their lives in Amsterdam and the western part of the Netherlands during the winter of 1944-1945. Photo Boris Kowadlo #amsterdam #wordwar2

1945. Boy eats soup obtained from a soup kitchen in Amsterdam during the hongerwinter. More than 20,000 people lost their lives in Amsterdam and the western part of the Netherland during the winter of 1944-1945. There were 40,000 malnourished children in the big cities during the hongerwinter who fled to farming-communities were there was still food. Photo MAI Beeldbank. #amsterdam #worldwar2 #Hongerwinter

Boy eats soup obtained from a soup kitchen in Amsterdam during the hongerwinter. More than people lost their lives in Amsterdam and the western part of the Netherland during the winter of There were malnourished children in


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