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Farmer’s school (NSB Agricultural School)

Rijs

The beautiful house 'Mooi Gaasterland' was built in 1912 for the Maatschappij Gaasterland. During the war, the complex was used by the Landstand, a National Socialist Movement organization in which all farmers' organizations were housed.

The beautiful house 'Mooi Gaasterland' was built in 1912 for the Maatschappij Gaasterland. During the war, the complex was used by the Landstand, a National Socialist Movement organization in which all farmers' organizations were housed.

‘Mooi Gaasterland’ became the only NSB farmer's school that the Netherlands had known during the German occupation. There came a leader, two teachers, an accountant and a housekeeper. The residents of Rijs were not very attracted to the institution and the residents. The bookkeeper and administrator came from Gaasterland, but the rest of the school's staff came from other parts of Friesland. Most of the students came from other provinces.

The intention was to organize a course every six weeks for groups of about twenty people. There turned out to be not much enthusiasm, it usually stopped with considerably fewer interested parties. The school was in the national spotlight when in June 1943 Polygoon Cinema images were broadcast for 49 seconds of the Germanic Midsummer Solstice Festival in Rijs.

From January 1945, the school was used as a shelter for Limburg evacuees. Immediately after the liberation in April 1945, the coast guard of the Interior Forces requisitioned the house. In 1946 the old owner got the building back.

Here you will find Farmer’s school (NSB Agricultural School)

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Marderleane 1
8572 WG Rijs
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