Frederik Schodt on the Dutch connection

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Frederik Schodt has sent us a report on his stay in Amsterdam around October 11, 2016. We are honoured to have the right to publish his text here and now.

We are flattered by his kind words about our foundation, but we are really taken by his description of the very concrete link between Ranald MacDonald and the Dutch ‘opperhoofd’ Joseph Levyssohn. ‘It was really due to Levyssohn and the Dutch that he (i.e. Ranald MacDonald) was able to leave (i.e. Japan) in the spring of 1849, after only half a year of confinement.’

Please read Schodt’s account here (pdf).