Utrecht looks at paying for descendants of enslaved people to change names

Tronco, or multiple foot stocks, used to to constrain enslaved people, on display at the slavery exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.The city of Utrecht could pay for descendants of enslaved people to change their names, a sign of the growing debate in the Netherlands about its colonial past.

Many enslaved people were given the names of their owners, plantations or muddled Dutch names, such as Vriesde (based on De Vries) or Kenswil (Wilkens)…more:theguardian