Rembrandt in the propaganda 1940-1945

• 29 June - 3 December 2006

Discover how Rembrandt was exploited by the German occupying forces during World War II as a symbol of the national-socialistic culture. Both his independent mind and common strength were highlighted as national-socialistic features. During the war, a Rembrandt film, opera and stamps were made in the Netherlands and even a Rembrandt day was introduced. This exhibition conveys how the most famous Dutch painter of all times was implemented in political propaganda.

In 2006 it has been 400 years ago that Rembrandt, Holland's greatest 17th-century painter, was born. The exhibition is part of the programme the Rembrandt 400 Foundation has set up to commemorate this special occasion. For more information see: