Lectures and guest lecturesSince2016Ihavebeengivinglecturesandguestlectures.Thefirst foradults,thesecondforprimaryschoolgroups7and8.Theyare aboutthestoryofmygrandfatherwho,asasailor,helpedsmuggle weaponstoSpainin1937.OfcourseIalsopayattentiontothe Spanish Civil War to set the stage.ButitcanalsobeaboutjusttheSpanishCivilWar.Iwillnotonly payattentiontothatwaritself,butalsototheworldwide involvementandlackofit.Afterall,itcertainlywasn'tjustalocal Spanish event.Thereasontostartwithlecturesandguestlessonsstartedwith theinvitationoftheStichtingSpanje36-39.Forseveralyears,this foundationinAmsterdamhasorganizedanannual commemorationoftheDutchvolunteerswhowenttoSpainto fightagainstFranco.AcommemorationintheNewHAVO,right next to the Spain monument.In2016,aweekend-longseminarwasorganizedwhereallkinds ofstoriesweretold.Iwasalsoallowedtotellmygrandfather's storythere.Thisgavemetheideathattherecouldpossiblybe more people who wanted to hear the story.Thatturnedouttobethecaseandthespectatorsnowinclude Spanishassociations,residentialcarecenters,studyclubs,Rotary andOddFellowsassociations,etc.Alsovariousprimaryschools and all this throughout the Netherlands.Becauseofthecoronaperils,sonotforawhile.Thosenowseem largely behind us and so we are slowly starting again.
Would you also like to have a lecture for your organization such as an association or residential care center?Lecture 1This lecture is about my grandfather's story, his Journey to the Spanish Civil War. In 2012, his diary was found in which he had kept a record of how he, as a sailor, smuggled weapons from Poland to Spain with the ship the Andra. An adventure during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) that got completely out of hand.The war itself is discussed briefly and is intended no more than “to set the stage”.Target audience: people who want to hear an exciting true story and still want to experience some historyDuration: 1 hourReimbursement: in consultationLecture 2This lecture is only about the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). Although the fighting took place in Spain, it was a global event at the time. Some countries pretended to be aloof, but got involved anyway.Target audience: people who are more than average interested in history and want to know more than is generally known about the Civil War.Duration: 1.5 hoursReimbursement: in consultationLecture 3Lecture 1 and 2 are fine, but then the total time will be 2.5 hours, which is a bit long for a lecture, and therefore a combination of both. The whole story according to lecture 1, but slightly less according to lecture 2.Target audience: as with lecture 1 and to a slightly lesser extent that of lecture 2.Duration: 1.5 hoursReimbursement: in consultationDepending on the location, there will be some travel costs. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information.Each lecture is accompanied by graphics and historical photographs.The stated duration is actually minimal in practice. I like to pay attention to questions that can be asked.