Friday, 7 May 2010
THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVE OF THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT
The Dutch Woman's Movement had a profound impact thanks to the unceasing efforts of forward - looking women such as Rosa Manus, Johanne Naber and Willemijn Posthumus van der Goot. The major role that Rosa Manus played in the momen's movement is documented in her personal archives, which were returned to the Netherlands from Moscow in 2003. In 1940 The International Archives of which Manus was a co-founder, were stolen by the Nazis and taken to Berlin. The Soviets later took the archive to Moscow following the capitulation of Nazi Germany. Catharina follows an amazing story in this 25 minute film of which she wrote, produced and directed. One copy is in the National Archive in Den Haag.