Dutch term – Gevangene

A gevangene is a prisoner. Imprisonment as punishment became popular in the 1800s, after corporal punishment was largely abolished.

For information about prisoners, see Source – Prison records.

Prisoners in Camp Amersfoort, 1945. Credits: Willem van de Poll, collection Nationaal Archief (public domain).

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