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Old 06-24-2010, 01:06 PM
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Prof. Fasseur and publisher 'Balans' are getting sued fo defamation by the children of Gerrie van Maasdijk. Mr. van Maasdijk who was general secretary and ' kamerheer' of Queen Juliana the 50-ties.

His son Robert and daughter Eleonora were already in 'Pauw & Witteman' a year ago or so, complaining about Fasseurs description of their father. They say that the description is untrue.

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Old 06-24-2015, 06:27 AM
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Han van Bree finished his PhD at the university of Leiden about the religious conferences of Queen Juliana at Castle Het Oude Loo in Apeldoorn. Van Bree states that it was injust that the Queen had to stop attending these conferences in 1956 by the 'three wise men' of the commission Beel.

Van Bree states that Juliana was a victim of the spirit of the time, by being a woman in a men's world. He also states that Juliana always strictly held the difference between 'private' and 'public', also in these pacifistic religious meetings and they did not influence her role as monarch.

He continues that Bernhard didn't like pacifism or these conferences and he felt threatened by the faith healer Greet Hofmans & some of Juliana's friends who strengthened Juliana and made her not accept her husbands debauch life style any longer. The marriage was about to burst but Bernhard retained his position by getting the foreign media to write about his wife's unstable nature.

The 'commission Beel' decided that Juliana had to break contact with the conferences, with many of her courtiers and with some of her best friends.

Nice that yet another researcher has come to this point of view. The interpretation of Prof. Fasseur (lackey of Beatrix according to some) on this marriage was outragious as he sided with Bernhard almost completely. I hope that the biography of Jolande Withuis wich will be published soon, will shed even more light on the matter.

A pity that Juliana didn't live to see this rehabilitation, though I suppose she wouldn't be happy that the dishonorable behavior of her husband would come to light yet again.

Geloofsconferenties Juliana geen gevaar staat - Vorsten

More on Bernhards role:

He seemed mainly interested in saving his own position.

According to Van Bree it was Bernhard who was completely responsible for creating the one-sided image of Juliana.

Bernhard didn't like pacifism. And he felt threatened while his wife became more independant & the people around Juliana turned more and more against Benrhard due to his appaling behavior. Juliana also had her doubts about her husband becoming too independant with the Bilderberg conferences and his economical missions. In hindsight she was completely right about these worries.

Bernhard needed to keep the marriage in tact as his own status derived from it. That is why he encouraged people to talk about the great influence of Greet Hofmans on Juliana. In those days people believed a man's word before that of a woman. Juliana became the victim of her husband but she was never the weak and naive woman as some thought. It was Bernhard who told the commission Beel that his wife had to break of contact with her friends, courtiers and others. After he succeeded his position was secure again. His wife even saved his position in the 70-ties when it was discovered that he accepted bribes.

'Bernhard had vooral oog voor eigen hachje' - Vorsten

It would be very interesting to know what Pss Beatrix thinks of this book. It has always been said that she supported her father in this period & had a difficult relationship with her mother.

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