With the official abolition of slavery, the Brantsen regent family in Arnhem received a massive compensation. In 1743, they purchased the Zypendaal estate and house using the income generated from the forced labor of enslaved individuals in Suriname.
On that day, the Brantsen family received approximately 70,000 guilders (around €816,000) as "compensation." There were 263 enslaved people, possibly more, on the Vossenburg plantation on June 20, 1863.
One of the descendants of the people who worked for the Brantsen family is Nyanga Weder. In 2021, The Black Archives and Sonsbeek 21→24 wanted to hold a photoshoot at Zypendaal estate. A fee was requested to use the estate. Because we found this unjust, we made an initial symbolic calculation of the outstanding debt for the unpaid labor of enslaved people, which amounted to €9,500,715.79.
How could the owner of Zypendaal estate realize a form of restoration?
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