14th of May, 1940

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During the fast visit in Rotterdam, German Chancellor Schröder layed
down an aureole at the monument ‘De Verwoeste Stad’ (The Destroyed City)
by Zadkine. This tribute was only for guests, all the streets around were
blocked. Schröder stood still at the bombing of Rotterdam, (May 14th, 1940).
He said it was barbaric and still a warning for the EU, peace, prosperity
and tollerance. This year it is 64 years ago that the German Luftwaffe
destroyed our lovely Rotterdam. It still irritates me that the people of Holland
never gets to see some airplay about this bombing on the TV on the 14th of May.

4 Comments

  1. Posted May 4, 2004 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    check out ‘andere tijden’ vanavond op NL3 20.43

  2. Gyz
    Posted May 4, 2004 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    ik weet het, maar bedankt, ouwe!

  3. hans
    Posted May 5, 2004 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    graag gedaan he!
    ik vond het indrukwekkend.

  4. Gyz
    Posted May 5, 2004 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    ja, ik ook..
    wou alleen nog meer beelden van R’dam zien..