Introduction to Meg Waite Clayton

Moderator Ronald Leopold delivered the following introduction to Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Last Train to London, a novel based on the true story of the Vienna Kindertransports and the heroic Dutch woman who led the rescues, Truus Wijsmuller.

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When it comes to John Brown’s raid, nothing is black and white

In this 4th and final blog of our series about abolitionist John Brown, we wonder what to make of him: a hero or a villain?

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Pilgrims to America 1620 – 2020

In 2020 the city of Leiden celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers’ departure for America. To celebrate this occasion, Museum De Lakenhal will host the official opening of the Leiden400 commemorative year on Friday, March 27th. The museum presents the exhibition Pilgrims to America – and the limits of freedom.