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Hour of Remembrance

Every year on 4 May, lecturers, students and support staff commemorate the victims of the Second World War who were part of our university community.

On Wednesday 4 May 16:15, Pancras Hogendoorn, dean of Leiden University Medical Centre, will give the 2022 Hour of Remembrance Lecture in the Great Auditorium of the Academy Building. This meeting will be in Dutch. A livestream of the lecture will be shown on this page.

Previous lectures


Prof. Martijn Eickhoff, The proximiy of Nazi-science: archaeology in Leiden during the Second World War, followed by the film Archaeology of Resistance (starts at 37:21)


Dr Ethan Mark - Half the Battle: Remembering the Netherlands as an empire in the Second World War

The 'Hour of Remembrance' committee organises these lectures. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the chair of the committee, Sara Polak.

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