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The Oranjehotel National Monument preserves the memory of all those who were locked up in this prison in Scheveningen during the Second World War, often because they were active in the Resistance against the German forces of occupation. We relate their stories of fear, hope, faith and patriotism to current themes, such as injustice, oppression, persecution and decisions taken in those circumstances.

To this end, we have opened up the original cell barracks of the prison in Scheveningen to the general public (individually and in groups). This facility served as a German police prison between 1940 and 1945. In addition, there is a permanent display, as well as educational programs and various other activities. A commemorative service is organized annually as well.