Audio Tour Created for Poignant Het Apeldoornsche Bosch Exhibition

The harrowing history of Het Apeldoornsche Bosch (The Apeldoorn Forest), a Dutch Jewish psychiatric institute from 1909-1943 is the subject of an outdoor trail staged by the Apeldoorn-based CODA Museum with an audio tour created by Imagineear in Dutch and English.

The exhibition and the free smartphone audio tour mark the 75th anniversary of the Apeldoornsche Bosch’s evacuation by its German occupiers during WWII.  The asylum was left alone until 1943, when all inhabitants were deported to Auschwitz and immediately killed, including the nurses who accompanied the patients to their final destination.

The story of this institution in better days and its final tragic ending is commemorated in an exceptional script written by the specialist scriptwriter, Anneke van Huisseling, with whom Imagineear worked closely.  The exhibits and audio tour give a poignant portrayal of life in this Jewish establishment. With its own school, sports club, theatre and fair, it was a world within itself.  A narrator takes you through stops of interest – the historic pavilions, the relaxation building and the Paedagogium Achisomog – the boarding house for children who were educable – and tell the story of Het Apeldoornsche Bosch partly via excerpts of letters written by a young nurse who was deported to Auschwitz together with the patients. Today, a care facility for people with a mental impairment exists in some of the original buildings in what is a beautiful and very peaceful environment.  The audio tour is free downloadable onto visitors’ smartphones and you can also visit a photography exhibition in one of the original buildings, Pavilion Hannah in Locatie Groot Schuylenburg until 31 May. The audio tour for the trail is available throughout the rest of the year.



For further information please contact:

Eleonore Heijboer
Imagineear Ltd
Tel: +31 (0)20 7716645

About Imagineear Ltd

Imagineear is a leading provider of multimedia content and technology solutions. We design and produce multilingual content, which we often integrate with existing archive materials, as well as live audio. We publish to smartphones, and to smart devices on-site, working with sports venues, cultural sites and the healthcare sector. In London and Amsterdam we have experienced content, hardware, software and data solution teams. Our goal is to help our clients deliver exceptional value and memorable experiences to their visitors, both on- and off-site.