Statement of the Board of Recommendation

We are troubled by stories about the misuse of people related to Castrum Peregrini decades ago. We therefore support the decision of the present Board of the organization to accept the offer of Nicole Colin, Professor of the University of Amsterdam (Duitsland Instituut, DIA) and the University of Aix-Marseille to initiate an independent and transparent research into the history of Castrum Peregrini, including the stories of misuse. This research will be supervised by an independent Academic Committee under the chairmanship of Rosemarie Buikema, professor in Art, Culture and Diversity at the University of Utrecht.

Amsterdam, April 2018

Avrum Burg (chair), Marjan Schwegman, Ronny Naftaniel, Maya Meijer Bergmans, Job Cohen