Window on Holland 1960

Otto Frank and his daughter Anne Frank on a boat ride in Holland before the War. The house in which they tried in vain to hide from the Nazis became a museum in 1960.

Good old-fashioned radio roundup of the year’s main events from the Dutch perspective. This newsreel-style programme contains interesting little facts and sound bites about Holland and the world in 1960:

  • The formative years of NATO
  • The newly founded European Economic Community
  • Decolonisation
  • World War II commemorations
  • World hunger and cultural milestones.
  • We hear from Count Basie (1904-1984) and his trip to the USSR
  • Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) talks about his musical on racial integration
  • We hear from Anne Frank’s father Otto (1889-1980)
  • David Ben Gurion (1886-1973)
  • King Bhumibol (1927-2016) of Thailand
  • Field Marshal General Montgomery (1887-1976)
  • English composer William Walton (1902-1983)
  • And Malaysia’s founding father Tunku Abdul Rahman (1903-1990).