Military records Mata Hari to see in the Fries Museum

Military records Mata Hari to see in the Fries Museum

Photo: Mata Hari

French military files about Mata Hari are next fall for the first time for the public to see.

The documents, recently released, from October 14 to watch it in the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, that a major exhibition on the legendary dancer and alleged spy presents: Mata Hari: the myth and the girl.

It is a century ago that Margaretha Geertruida Zelle in Leeuwarden, the international fame gained as a dancer, Mata Hari, because espionage was executed by the French secret service, was arrested and contradictory statements had passed.

The files of the case against Mata Hari of the past hundred years, preserved among the military archives in the French Vincennes: surveillanceverslagen, transcripts of her interviews and documentary evidence as the intercepted telegrams of a German military attaché in Madrid will be physically to behold in her native land.


Furthermore, there is a poetry album, a school report, self-written poems, a own babyboek about her children, letters about her vechtscheiding, puppets that provided the backdrop formed during her performances, scrapbooks of publications about self-tracking and its recently restored portrait of the hand of Isaac Israel.

The exhibition is going to be six halls cover. The museum expects approximately 90.000 interested parties. The exhibition is on show until 2 april.

The National Ballet takes over from 14 October in Amsterdam for the last year so successful performance of Mata Hari, choreographer, and artistic director Ted Brandsen.


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