New images have been discovered of the museum as an emergency hospital of the Red Cross during the Second World War. The Andere Tijden special Ode aan de zorg included a short fragment of nurses emptying bedpans outside, with the famous façade of the Van de Velde wing in the background.
Much to our surprise, it turns out the fragment is part of a longer promotional film for the Red Cross. The film is kept in the archive of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, but had so far remained unidentified. The film was made by the Polygoonjournaal for the Dutch Red Cross and was intended for screening in cinemas.
Thanks to Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision collection.
Watch the film
Episode ‘Ode aan de zorg’. The fragment is shown from 31:02 to 31:12.
Read more about the museum as emergency hospital in our Timeline.