Mata Hari – Her personal scrapbooks in Leeuwarden

Mata Hari – Her personal scrapbooks in Leeuwarden

Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” MacLeod was born 7 August 1876, better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan who was convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I and executed on 15 February 1917 by firing squad in France.

Scrapbooks of Mata Hari in the Frisian Museum in Leeuwarden

The Frisian museum in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, contains a “Mata Hari Room”. Included in the exhibit are two of her personal scrapbooks. Located in Mata Hari’s native town, the museum is well known for research into the life and career of Leeuwarden’s world-famous citizen.

The largest ever Mata Hari exhibition has been opened in the Museum of Friesland on 14 October 2017, one hundred years after her death.

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Scrapbook of Mata Hari in the Frisian Museum / Image: Omrop Fryslân, Karin Bies
Scrapbook of Mata Hari in the Frisian Museum in Leeuwarden / Image: Wikipedia

Websites: friesmuseum.nl


 

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