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RN Documentary: The First Newcomers

From: Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Series: RN Documentaries
Length: 29:30

Immigration to the Dutch Republic in the 17th century.

11133583_small In northern Europe, we tend to think of immigration as a new phenomenon, but people have always been on the move. The 17th-century Dutch republic, especially Amsterdam, became a magnet for waves of immigrants because of Holland’s wealth and relatively tolerant climate. The immigrants included men and women from the southern Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavians, but also Jews from both the Iberian peninsula and eastern Europe, and the Puritans who went on to become America’s Founding Fathers. These immigrants had a deep impact on the shaping of what was to become Dutch culture and language, because they arrived in the very early, formative years of the Dutch Republic, and that influence is evident to this day.

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In northern Europe, we tend to think of immigration as a new phenomenon, but people have always been on the move. The 17th-century Dutch republic, especially Amsterdam, became a magnet for waves of immigrants because of Holland’s wealth and relatively tolerant climate. The immigrants included men and women from the southern Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavians, but also Jews from both the Iberian peninsula and eastern Europe, and the Puritans who went on to become America’s Founding Fathers. These immigrants had a deep impact on the shaping of what was to become Dutch culture and language, because they arrived in the very early, formative years of the Dutch Republic, and that influence is evident to this day.

Transcript

SCRIPT: IMMIGRATION DOCO
“The First Newcomers
Broadcast Date: Wed. Oct 19 + Fri Oct. 21, 2005”
Production Number 1005970
Duration 29’30”

MUSIC: “Prince Alemande”E. Adriaensen comp., T.Satoh uitv., “Lute Music from the Netherlands, Radio Netherlands Transcription Service, BFO – 16, 3 minutes total

1 In the 17th century, just as now, millions of people were on the move. They were searching for a better life, a place of refuge from natural disasters, war, poverty and persecution. Many of these migrants drifted to the young Dutch republic, especially to the rich province of Holland and its capital Amsterdam. This young country had become the center of a immensely wealthy trading empire and a unique new culture. (32”)

PRAK 3: The old-fashinoned…remarkable. (32”)

INTRO Radio Netherlands presents: The Early/First Newcomers/Outsiders:
Immigration in the Dutch Golden Age...
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Musical Works

“Prince Alemande”, E. Adriaensen comp., T.Satoh uitv., “Lute Music from the Netherlands, Radio Netherlands Transcription Service, BFO – 16, 3 minutes total
carts [Gateway, GDC4607.8]{45”},
horses [Essential Sound Effects, BBC, CD792]{20 sec},
market [Typisch Nederlandse Geluiden, KMP, 1010CD]{1’30”},
carillon [Dutch Singing Towers, “Comt Nu met ang, P.Post comp., D. Donker uitv., Dureco 115.363.2 {30 sec}
Weespertrekvaart Mannenkoor, WTML 131.496.tr2 {30”}
“Avinu Malkenu”, comp. Yossele Rosenblatt, uitv. Hazzan and Uriel Moskovits, < “Mokum, Jerusalem of the West”, Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam JHM, BTR0401

Related Website

www2.rnw.nl/rnw/en/specialseries/migration/051018doc?view=Standard