||Bi-lingual Hebrew-Dutch Program celebrating the Enthronement of Queen Wilhelmina as Queen of the Netherlands. Wilhelmina actually came to came to the throne in 1890 at age 10 (her mother, Queen Emma, second wife of the then deceased William III, acted as regent until Wilhelmina reached the age of 18), Luxembourg, also a former member of the erstwhile German Confederation, was not willing to accept a (female) Grand Duchess under Salic law. Instead a family member, Adolf, former Duke of Nassau, became Grand Duke of Luxembourg, ending the personal union between the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The full title of the program, which is bound n orange wrappers, is Orde der Buitengewone Godsdienstoefening op den dag der Troonsbestijging van H. M. de Koningin der Nederlanden. It begins with Psalms and includes benedictions and prayers in Hebrew and Dutch on facing pages.
The 58-year reign of Queen Wilhelmina was dominated by the two World Wars. She married a German prince, Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin, who unfortunately was not happy with his unrewarding role of husband-to-the-queen. Wilhelmina's strong personality and unrelenting passion to fulfill her inherited task overpowered many men in position of authority, including ministers, prime-ministers and her own husband. She is mostly remembered for her role during World War II. The initial disappointment of many Dutch people because of her quick withdrawal to London faded (though it was never forgotten and by some was never forgiven) when she proved to be of great moral support to the people and the resistance in her occupied country. Hendrik and Wilhelmina had one daughter, Juliana, who came to the throne in 1948. They lived in The Hague and in Palace 't Loo (Paleis 't Loo) in Apeldoorn. She died in 1962. For her early reign and character, the letters of Queen Victoria give a good perspective.
Title: Orde der Buitengewone godsdienstoefening in de synagoge der nederlandsch- portugeesch-israeelietische gemeente te 's- Gravenhage, op Woensdag 31 Augustus 1898, des voormiddags ten 10 ure, ter gelegenheid van de meerderjarigheid van Hare Majesteit Wilhelmina, koningin der Nederlanden ...