donderdag 4 mei 2017

The fourth of May

Today is the remembrance of the killed Dutch in WWII. 
At eight PM the whole country will be silent for 2 minutes.


Here on the Nieuwe Keizersgracht, also called the shadow quai, is a little monument. You find the names and numbers of the houses on the other side from which 200 Jews were deported in WWII by the germans.
Its a stunning long list.
Just one of the many.

From the 140.000 jews ( only in Amsterdam lived 75.000) 107.000 didn't survive the war. Furthermore 7.900 military and 88.900 dutch citizens also didn't made it.

8 opmerkingen:

  1. The death toll was so high for non combatants. They all deserve to be remember and never forgotten.

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  2. So much tragedy for everyone, a terrible and horrible time in human history. It is important that they are remembered!

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  3. A horrific time. My family came over from the Netherlands after the war- my parents were old enough at the end of it that they had clear memories of it.

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  4. There are excellent memorial plaques all around.

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  5. This is a fine memorial, but it is such a sad story of loss and death driven by irrational hate. I fear that those who do not know history may repeat these atrocities with some other category of people.

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  6. Very important to remember all those that gave their lives for us.

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