Lecture: "Dutch Medical Missions to Macedonia in World War One" by John Stienen

Discover the unknown Dutch-Macedonian links from the past!
Embassy of the Netherlands in Macedonia is happy to announce the lecture "Dutch Medical Missions to Macedonia in World War One", held by John Stienen.

  • 24 April at 7 pm, at the Military Museum of Macedonia, and
  • 25 April at 1 pm, at the City Museum of Bitola

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The Netherlands was neutral during World War One, but surrounded by warring nations. The general public in the Netherlands financially supported Dutch medical teams abroad at that time.

A remarkable mission was that of dr. Henri van Dijk, who led a non-military hospital in Bitola in 1917. Van Dijk and six nurses kept open the polyclinic to treat the most urgent cases among the civilian population.
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John Stienen, M.Sc. (1972) is Senior Policy Advisor at the Netherlands Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations with a broad interest in historical subjects – especially if they connect Netherlands to Central and Eastern Europe. An industrial engineer (Eindhoven University of Technology, 2002) by vocation, he has been conducting research on lesser known topics such as internees and prisoners of war in Netherlands during World War One, or Dutch humanitarian presence on the Balkans in the early 20th century.
The Dutch Medical Mission to Monastir (Bitola) - May 16, 1917 - The Illustrated war News

Photo - The Dutch Medical Mission to Monastir (Bitola) - May 16, 1917 - The Illustrated war News
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