- Starts: 13/02/2020 12:00 am
- Ends: 29/05/2020 12:00 am
This event is cancelled / postponed due to Coronavirus – Covid-19.
Hunger Winter: Food and Famine is the new exhibition of the Special Collections of Wageningen University & Research – Library. It focuses on the last winter of World War II in the Netherlands, when 20.000 people died of starvation. The exhibition was strongly inspired by the book Hongerwinter by Dr. Ingrid de Zwarte, assistant professor at the Rural and Environmental History Group. The exhibition of books, posters, aerial photographs and leaflets is on display until 29 May 2020.
The exhibition displays books, posters, aerial photographs and leaflets on how to grow your own food and prepare a nourishing menu. The exhibition ends with images of food transports through Wageningen and the surrounding villages. At the end of the war even the German army cooperated to deliver food to the still occupied western part of the country.