Dictionary of Dutchness


A familiedrama is not a tv saga revolving around a particular family but a convenient term used by Dutch newspapers to describe a domestic tragedy, usually involving a parent killing his or her children and possibly partner and then committing suicide. The Netherlands has been stung by a number of family murders over the past couple of years and the press has been criticised for devoting too much coverage to such tragedies.

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