Erinnerungen an die Grippe-Opfer aus Veendam: Die große Grippe-Epidemie von 1918 im Norden der Niederlande

Alex Holthuis, Karen de Vries, Maarten Duijvendak



The Spanish flu made many victims in the period 1918-1920. Especially in the Fall of 1918, many people died in the northern Netherlands. The consequences of this pandemic were considerable in various fields. This article examines the effects that the Spanish flu had on the way people dealt with death, how they mourned and how they buried their dead. In particular, the effects of the Spanish flu in Veendam are central. Newspaper articles from this period show that these effects became clearly noticeable in public life, although only temporarily. Mourning advertisements show how the loss of life was experienced in private life. A spatial analysis of the cemetery in Veendam shows that the rise in the number of deaths has left hardly any trace in the grave system.
Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageMemories of the flu victims from Veendam.: The great flu epidemic of 1918 in the north of the Netherlands
Originele taal-2German
TitelMemento Mori
SubtitelSterben und Begraben in einem ruralen Grenzgebiet - Sterven en begraven in een rurale grensregio
RedacteurenB. Ramakers
Plaats van productieGroningen / Wageningen
Aantal pagina's13
ISBN van geprinte versie9789403414270
StatusPublished - 11-apr-2019

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NaamHistoria Agriculturae

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