Wiardi Beckman Stichting

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The Wiardi Beckman Stichting (The Wiardi Beckman Foundation) is a Dutch think tank linked to the left-of-centre Labour Party (PvdA).[1][2]

The foundation is named after Herman Bernard Wiardi Beckman, a member of the Dutch Senate, who during the Second World War was summoned by Queen Wilhelmina to become a member of the war cabinet, but who was caught by the Sicherheitsdienst and who died in the Dachau concentration camp.[3][4]

The foundation published the magazine Socialisme & Democratie (Socialism & Democracy) since 1970.


  1. ^ http://www.wbs.nl/over-de-wbs Information Wiardi Beckman Stichting
  2. ^ "Partijdiscipline en geldgebrek hollen de onafhankelijkheid van politieke denktanks uit". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.wbs.nl/over-de-wbs/hb-wiardi-beckman Biography Wiardi Beckman
  4. ^ "Herman 'Stuuf' Wiardi Beckman (1904-1945) - Verzetsstrijder en politicus". Historiek (in Dutch). 20 April 2018. Retrieved 7 September 2018.

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