Landfort en de familie Luyken in de Tweede Wereldoorlog

Translated title of the contribution: Landfort and the Luyken family in the Second World War

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The country house of Landfort lies on the Dutch-German border, in the province of Gelderland. The estate owners, the Luyken family, were of Dutch-German nationality. The Second World War had a desastrous impact on the estate and the family. The war 'ruined our lives', recalled a family member. The Luykens lost the family business in the East Indies and all the money earned there. The aftermath of the Second World War was disastrous when the country house was severely damaged during fighting between German and Allied troops and the coach house with horse stables and indoor gardener's house was completely destroyed. After the war there was no immediate recovery and reconstruction. On the contrary, the family was accused of 'Deutschfreundlichkeit'. As a Dutch-German family in a border region, the Luykens found themselves in a difficult position.

Translated title of the contributionLandfort and the Luyken family in the Second World War
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationHuis Landfort
Subtitle of host publicationEen buiten op de grens
EditorsRene Dessing
Place of PublicationHeemstede
PublisherKantoor Verschoor Boekmakers
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9789082589368
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • country houses
  • castles
  • WWII
  • Second World War
  • History
  • Landscape
  • Historical geography
  • Landscape history
  • Netherlands
  • War


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