Mussert’s Wall in Lunteren
By Contested Histories Initiative •
In 1936, the Dutch fascist party NSB constructed a complex in the town of Lunteren called Mussert’s Wall (Muur van Mussert), where they would hold political rallies. After being neglected for decades after World War II, in 2015, a national discussion arose following requests by local and national heritage organisations to turn Mussert’s Wall into an educational memorial. A complex decision-making process followed until 2018 when the Wall was transformed into a national monument. This case study analyses the process of contestation and posterior institutionalisation of the Wall.