1944 – 1945

The museum as emergency hospital

Part of: War years

Under the direction of the Red Cross, the museum becomes an emergency shelter for the evacuees from the civilian hospitals in Arnhem. Auping tries to ease the situation as much as possible and also uses the collection for this purpose. His guided tours offer a ray of hope for many.

Evacuation of Arnhem

Annual report 1944-45, compiled by Willy Auping jr.

Annual report 1944-45, compiled by Willy Auping jr.

Museum as a hospital

Nurses of the Red Cross at lunch in the library of Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller

Nurses of the Red Cross at lunch in the library of Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller

Willy Auping gives a tour in an empty Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, 1942

Willy Auping gives a tour in an empty Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller