‘Pauper Paradise': the Dutch Re-education Laboratory
(Dorien Kouijzer) The Low Countries - 2009, № 17, pp. 308-309
Journalist Suzanna Jansen's Pauper Paradise (Het pauperparadijs) is a clever and moving description of the attempts to re-educate and integrate ‘the dregs of humanity' in the Netherlands in the period from 1823 to 1973. Her family history leads us through the utopian projects that were intended to combat pauperism in the nineteenth century.
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