Flanders and the Netherlands have a long tradition of silence about the disgraceful collaboration with the German occupiers during the Second World War. Twin brothers Hein and Toon Van den Brempt are determined to break that silence.
Their father was a SS member, their mother worked as a secretary for Richaerd Jungclaus, head of the Belgian SS. Their testimony was an impressive contribution to the successful television series "Children of the collaboration".
Realizing that there was much more to tell and to discover, the brothers engaged the Belgian author Kristien Hemmerechts. Together they went out and searched for the truth behind the taboos, the half truths, the lies and the myths. They delved into archives and went on a journey to emotionally charged places. This book takes the reader on their fascinating and surprising quest.
The sorrow of Flanders (Het verdriet van Vlaanderen)
Publisher: De Geus
Date of publication: 19/02/2019