The Second World War, the Holocaust, genocide and extreme war violence in the 20th and 21st century form the core of NIOD‘s research. The comparative and international orientation of its research policy enables NIOD to produce new insights for academia and society.

Current research

An in-depth study of the use of propaganda by the Indonesians during 1945-1949.

The study of Transitional Justice analyses the mechanisms at work in the political context of regime change.

Reseacrh into impact of this project in Holocaust education in the Netherlands.

Highlighted research

Investigation into the events before, during and after the Fall of Srebrenica in 1995.

Project about the impact of the Japanese occupation and the decolonisation process in Indonesia.

Research programme about the position of collaborators in Dutch post-war society.