Gert-Jan JacobsCommunication Advisor
Gert-Jan is the Communication advisor for the National Dutch Campaign: 2018 Year of Resistance. He joined the Liberation Route Europe team in the summer of 2017. Gert-Jan has extensive experience as an all-round marketing and communication specialist. He worked for various projects and organizations in the leisure business. Through his work for several Dutch provinces, he is also well acquainted with WWII heritage. 2018 Year of Resistance is a project of the Dutch Platform WWII, a network of five leading organizations in the field of in the Netherlands, including Liberation Route Europe.
As a son of a history teacher, I heard WWII stories from an early age. I became fascinated by it and was very impressed by the enormous impact of the war. Especially after a visit to the landing beaches in Normandy during one of our summer vacations and seeing the film ‘A bridge too far’ in the same period. Since that time I am aware of the struggle for our peace and freedom. Liberation Route Europe makes it visible and accessible in an appealing way, also for the younger generation. I find it inspiring to be able to contribute to this meaningful mission.