Aan alle onderwijskrachten van Nederland: Bijna twee jaar Nazi-heerschappij hebben Nederland ten volle geleerd wat het nationaal-socialisme betekent
'Opvoeding in volkschen Geest' (Education in the spirit of the people) was the publication of the Opvoedersgilde (guild of educators), the political 'shock troop' of national socialistic education. The guild was founded in September 1940 by Anton Mussert with the objective of reforming teaching and education 'in the spirit of the people'. All Dutch men and women who were in any way involved in educating and teaching the 'Dietsche'* youth, were urged to join the guild.
Unemployed teachers were greatly tempted to enrol since the Opvoedersgilde would be able to assign them to vacant jobs. But the guild also aroused protestations, as appears from this illegal pamphlet which calls on teachers not to join the Opvoedersgilde on any account.
* Dietsche is an old Dutch word for 'of the people' and has the same stem as Deutsche (German)
- Date of creation
- 1940 - 1945
- Object type
- mimeograph copies
- Illegal Pamphlets and Brochures
- IP23.6 / MIP059 (illegaal pamflet, stencil), Illegale pamfletten en brochures, Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie
- for information contact Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie