What is Dokin?
Dokin is a Dutch acronym for Duitse Oorlogskinderen In Nederland (German War Children in the Netherlands). Here you will find information about the refugee children from the Third Reich who came to the Netherlands after Kristallnacht.
After Reichskristallnacht (starting November 9th, 1938), many parents in Germany and Austria decided to send their children abroad, alone.
Not many countries were willing to accept refugees. The fact that England has accepted about 8000 children is well-known and well documented. The so called "Kindertransports" from Germany to London are famous. The fact that some other European countries did accept some of the refugee children is largely unknown.
Not being able to find a book on the refugees who came to the Netherlands, I was enticed to start my own research. I now know that there were almost 2000 children who came to the Netherlands between November 1938 and September 1939.
My intention is to write a book, which I hope to have published in 2014.
A Dutch movie producer, Burny Bos, has the intention to make a movie about this subject as well.
On this website you will find information about this period in Dutch history, and also about the children. If you have any questions or additions please contact us at email@example.com.