Monday, November 17, 2008

Dutch Resistance Threatened to Murder Queen Mother’s Secretary

Historian Cees Fasseur has published a book on the married life of the late Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard, parents of the present queen Beatrix. Fasseur writes that when Juliana consulted with Greet Hofmans, a spiritual healer, in the 1950s, the Dutch Resistance threatened to murder the healer and the queen’s private secretary Walraven van Heeckeren who supported her. Fasseur says that he does not know whether Bernhard, who was close to the Resistance, knew about the threats or perhaps even initiated them.

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